2016

Grace Shephard on board on the Swedish research Vessel Oden August/September 2016. Facsimile; Screenshot from the film.
Published Oct. 1, 2016 10:46 AM

CEEDs Researcher and geologist Grace Shephard has been in duty on board on the Swedish icebreaker Oden, and explains how they collect core samples from the sea floor.

Himalaya: Markus Engelhardt and the research team taking samples of the glacier during field work on Chhota Shigri Glacier, Western Himalayas, India, in October 2015. Photo: private
Published Apr. 1, 2016 9:46 AM

The American magazine The New Yorker recently followed a research team collecting data from the Chhota Shigri Glacier in India. In the article they followed among others postdoc Markus Engelhardt, Department of Geosciences in his work to check the camp’s weather monitor, which had been planted four months earlier, and recorded temperature, solar radiation, and barometric pressure.  The aim of the study is to find out if and how fast the glacier is melting.

50 meters high: Most glaciers in the world are classic calving glaciers, like the Lilliehöök glacier in Northern Svalbard. Its front is to kilometers wide and almost 50 metres high. Every time it calves, huge roars can be heard across the fjord. The researchers have now examined another type of glaciers that behave very differently. Photo: Yngve Vogt/Apollon
Published Feb. 2, 2016 3:52 PM

Glaciers on Svalbard behave very differently from other glaciers worldwide. They advance massively for some years and then quickly retreat – and then remain quiescent for fifty to a hundred years – before they once again start to advance.  Professor Jon Ove Hagen at Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo is recently interviewed in Apollon about Svalbards pulsating glaciers. The article has got attention by several international research websites.