Author Archives: Honora

AMT4SentinelFRM: Hold on to your hats!

Hold onto your hats folks, we are entering the South Subtropical Convergence Zone! From the deep blue waters between 10 and 35° S, one crosses over the boundary between the South Atlantic Gyre and the Antarctic Circumpolar...

AMT4SentinelFRM: Expanding ocean deserts

After crossing the equator we sampled a series of stations in the southern hemisphere to find out what is going on in the Southern Gyre. A gyre is a swirling vortex, which in the ocean is created...

AMT4SentinelFRM: comparing measurements with measuremen...

The inter-comparison of measurements between laboratories, who work on the accuracy of Copernicus Sentinel Ocean Colour and Sea Surface Temperature products, are an important component of quality checks of data collected in the field. Last year on...

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...

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...