The final field team of the season exited the field on Saturday 20th August, challenging the Sikorsky S-61’s pilots to take off with a packed-to-the-rafters helicopter at 100% power. After a few anxious and rattly minutes we were airborne and cautiously flew back to Kangerlussuaq just in time for a late lunch at the airport canteen.
After several days of packing all the equipment up in Kangerlussuaq and preparing it for winter storage everyone is now safely back home and already minds are turning to what our data from this year show and what next year’s field season will bring.
We’ve been treated to some spectacular sunsets and moon-rises; for a taste of what we’ve been up to for the last six weeks take a look at our 2-minute video below.
More news will come as we start to look through our results, so come back to this site from time to time throughout the autumn to see what we’re up to.
Research Associate on BLACK and BLOOM. I work on upscaling our field measurements to ice-sheet-wide scales using satellite data and regional climate models, and coordinate the logistics of the 2016 field campaign.