Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

Three field seasons in four minutes

Check out this fun video highlighting the field glaciology portion of a multi-institutional, interdiciplinary project focused on ice-ocean interaction in west Greenland. The video features GPS and seismometer installs, maintenance, and teardown on Rink Isbrae, Umiamako and Kangerdlugssup Sermerssua glaciers with lovely views (and puppies!) from the team’s base in Uummannaq.

Familiar faces include Leigh Stearns (University of Kansas) and students Steve Foga and Logan Byers, Ginny Catania’s (The University of Texas at Austin) students, Lauren Andrews, Mason Fried, and Denis Felikson, post-doc Tim Bartholomaus, and technician, Dan Duncan. Look for PFS’s own Kathy Young about 1:03.

Video footage, contributed by Tim Bartholomaus along with still sequences from helo pilot, Jan Blaeisild, was stitched together by megafauna biologist (and Tim’s wife), Sophie Gilbert (University of Alberta). We’ll keep our fingers crossed for future collaborative creative efforts from Tim and Sophie once they are settled in their new faculty positions at the University of Idaho later this year! Until then – enjoy!