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  • New images of melting lakes and rivers

    Blogpost by nicole - August 22, 2005 at 16:40

    We issued a press release today about our new images documenting the effects of global warming, such as melting lakes, that we are encountering in Greenland.

    View images of crew and scientists measuring "melt lakes". Read more >

  • We arrived yesterday in Ilulissat, where Ministers from more than 20 countries were wrapping up their three-day discussion on the threat of climate change and what to do about it. I went to the press conference, and listened to a panel of Ministers...

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  • a limping shuffle-step in the right direction

    Blogpost by jhocevar - August 19, 2005 at 13:24 3 comments
    This week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted for the first time to limit factory fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay.

    Omega Protein, the Texas-based corporation which operates a near monopoly on the fishery, was fuming. ... Read more >
  • Melt lakes and calibrating the color blue

    Blogpost by nicole - August 19, 2005 at 10:25 8 comments

    Out on the Greenland ice sheet, the first melt lake we chose for measuring is about 4,600 feet (1,400m) wide, and drains via a shallow channel ending in a waterfall down a deep hole a bit bigger than John and Jason's small gray dinghy. The ice shee...

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  • Wind and lakes and ice and cake

    Blogpost by nicole - August 16, 2005 at 11:59 2 comments

    It's Saturday and we are anchored in a lovely bay we've nicknamed "Pete's Haven" after the first mate. We are east of Disko (every time I say "Disko" I move my arm like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever") and Arveprinsens islands, it was a short ...

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  • IceCam and Galloping Glaciers

    Blogpost by nicole - August 16, 2005 at 11:54 1 comment

    It was one of those few best days, a day that was like two or more good ones combined. Later, I found myself thinking, was that really today or yesterday? This life is full of wonder. Greenland is a spectacular place.

    Helicopter flights took us ... Read more >

  • Ilulissat goings on

    Blogpost by nicole - August 15, 2005 at 9:43

    Greetings from Ilulissat, southeast of Disko Island.

    We arrived here two days ago after a day and a half transit from Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. We were at anchor yesterday but tied up at a dock this morning for open boats later today. A mid-siz...

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  • Automatic cameras

    Blogpost by nicole - August 15, 2005 at 9:36

    "Please work", said Jason Box (Ohio State Geography/Byrd Polar Research Center glaciologist) as if in prayer, before we even land. This morning he had retrieved the first of his automatic monitoring cameras - set up last May. It had taken exactly one...

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  • full speed ahead

    Blogpost by jhocevar - August 14, 2005 at 15:58 4 comments
    It's been quite a week! Even after receiving around 20,000 comments from fishermen and environmentalists calling for a moratorium on factory fishing for menhaden and hundreds more who spoke out at public hearings, it still wasn't looking like the Atl... Read more >
  • Talking with Greenland's National Museum director

    Blogpost by nicole - August 11, 2005 at 12:01

    Nuuk is home to the Greenland National Museum, which has displays on Greenlandic art and Greenlandic history. Its most famous artifacts are the Qilakitsoq mummies from the 15'th century. According to our guidebook, these were found in 1972 by two b...

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