2720 meter above sea level, north east on the Greenland ice sheet, is the location for the East Greenland Ice-Core Project, EastGrip. During summer season - from April through september, scientists will be here drilling ice cores from deep within the Greenland ice sheet.
Last year the NewYorker visited the EastGrip Station - read the report here: Greenland is melting
The North East Greenland Ice Stream is a fast moving ice streams, during the project, the researchers aim "to gain new and fundamental information on ice stream dynamics from the project, thereby improving the understanding of how ice streams will contribute to future sea-level change", according to the EastGripsite.
Many of the Bjerknes scientists in the ice2ice-project will be stationed on the ice through summer. The drilled cores will provide a new record of past climatic conditions from the northeastern part of the Greenland Ice Sheet which will be analysed at numerous laboratories worldwide, they write in their ice2ice-blog.
Follow the tag #eastgrip for daily updates from the ice.
The East Greenland Ice-core Project – EastGRIP – aims to retrieve an ice core by drilling through the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS). Ice streams are responsible for draining a significant fraction of the ice from the Greenland Ice Sheet. To protect the ice cores from the weather environment, a tunnell system are digged into the ice: (All photos: East Greenland Ice-core Project, www.eastgrip.org. EastGrip)
On the EastGrip resarch and building the camp: video 2016.
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