Weather station installation on the Suldenferner debris-covered glacier

Dr. Lindsey Nicholson wiring in the weather station under rather wet conditions

Dr. Lindsey Nicholson wiring in the weather station under rather wet conditions

At the moment, the Northeast Greenland Caves Project is concentrating on planning and fundraising in preparation for our expedition in the summer of 2015. In the meantime, we are however busy elsewhere, helping colleagues out with other interesting climate-change related projects.

During a rather wet day at the end of July, 2014, Project Leader Dr. Gina Moseley assisted Dr. Lindsey Nicholson of the Ice and Climate research unit at the University of Innsbruck with setting up a weather station on a debris covered glacier. Lindsey’s project aims to “quantify the impact of multiple ablation processes operating at the glacier surface, and to develop numerical models that will allow more accurate prediction of future runoff from debris-covered glaciers.”

Dr. Fabien Maussion and Dr. Gina Moseley at the Suldenferner/Vedretta di Solda glacier in the Ortler Group

Carrying the equipment onto the Suldenferner/Vedretta di Solda glacier

Carrying the equipment onto the Suldenferner/Vedretta di Solda glacier

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