Greetings from the International terminal at Baltimore Airport! I’m currently waiting for my 2:00AM flight to Thule, Northwest Greenland and am excited to begin my third season there (and my fifth trip to Greenland!).
In 2011 and 2012, I blogged about our scientific ventures in Thule (click here to see my older posts). In a nutshell, our work there focuses on unraveling past climate changes, constraining both how temperature has varied and how the ice sheet has responded.
Now, I’m on my way up to Thule to continue our work. For the next three weeks, I’ll be primarily focused on mapping the surficial geology of the landscape, and collecting rock samples in order to determine the age of the landscape. This season is particularly exciting since the team consists solely of myself and Everett Lasher, a PhD student at Northwestern. We’ll continue to provide updates as our work progresses, so stay tuned!