Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

Up in the Air

Through Ed Stockard’s Viewfinder

The view from the port-hole-style windows of an LC-130.

The view from the port-hole-style windows of an LC-130.

The above is “an unidentified glacier south of Rink Isbrae (icestream), location N 71 deg 27 min  W 51 deg 26 min,” Ed writes. “I was sharing this window with some enthusiastic journalists that prevented a clean shot.” We bet they also had a few window frames in their shots too, thanks to Ed.

"Dang dirty windows."

"Dang dirty windows." Ed shoots Rink Isbrae, where a Jason Box time-lapse camera continuously documents the changing icescape. "Note the large broken-off piece floating next to the tongue," Ed says.

Ed Stockard flew to the NEEM ice camp recently with a group of media personnel. He and colleague Robbie Score were able to photograph the NEEM tunnels, where all the action takes place. Stay tuned.