Climatologist Dr Jason Box of the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University gathers samples of cryocronite from the lower section of the Petermann Glacier. Cryocronite is the term used to describe a collection of impurities which gather ...

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Climatologist Dr Jason Box of the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University gathers samples of cryocronite from the lower section of the Petermann Glacier. Cryocronite is the term used to describe a collection of impurities which gather on the surface of the ice. A team of three scientists are on board the Arctic Sunrise during the 1st leg of Greenpeace's 3 month long Arctic Impacts expedition around Greenland, to document the effects of climate change on the Arctic environment ahead of the Copenhagen summit which will be held in December 2009.