AMT4SentinelFRM: launching balloons

Most of the data that we collect on AMT4SentinelFRM are water profiles or continuous surface water measurements. However, every day at midday we also collect atmospheric data when Werenfrid Wimmer from the University of Southampton launches a...

AMT4SentinelFRM: Life on the edge

We are transiting the deep ocean gyres, where life survives on the edge. From the surface of these deep blue waters there seems to be little life, except for the occasional flying fish skating out of the...

AMT4SentinelFRM: The second voyage

Last year, the AMT4SentinelFRM Research Voyage set sail from Immingham on 20 September 2016 aboard the British Antarctic Survey ship, the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross, and arrived some 7 weeks later on 2 November 2016...

Measuring gravity over Vatnajökull

The recent international field campaign that took place in the Arctic to validate measurements from ESA’s CryoSat ice mission and to test the potential of using a new way of measuring ice in the future has been...

2 degrees: witnessing climate change

After the conclusion of the 2 degrees expedition, Bernice Notenboom was motivated to take one step further by giving a real, up-front and personal experience to communicate the effects of climate change and encourage industry to move...

CRYOVEX AND KAREN: Turns to look at gravity

The recent international field campaign that took place in the Arctic to validate measurements from ESA’s CryoSat ice mission and to test the potential of using a new way of measuring ice in the future has been...

The relevance of 2 degrees

On 18 April, the Dutch polar explorer and climate journalist Bernice Notenboom, together with fellow 2 Degrees expeditioners Martin Hartley and Ann Daniels, achieved their target of reaching the geographic North Pole by foot. The goal of...

CryoVEx: Ice, Ice (and snow) Baby

Today, 14 April, is a down day, the airfield is closed for Good Friday. While we would rather be out sampling the ice, the down day gives us a chance to consider the data we have collected...

CRYOSAT and KAREN: Awesome work, what a privilege

Today was another great day! Once again, the Sun was shining over our sea-ice sites and there was very little wind. Even cold temperatures (-32°C) feel pleasant when the Sun shines and there is no wind. I...

CRYOSAT and KAREN: Measuring sea ice

While we have already been out on the ice and have seen plenty more of it, Christian Haas from York University, Canada joined us on Monday so we could get down to more measuring. We did snow...