Glaciers

Ice Secrets interview on National Radio

Julian was interviewed by Jim Mora on National Radio this week. See details below: Ice secrets (duration: 9′ 21″ ) A team of international scientists is preparing to battle altitude, difficult terrain and freezing temperatures to discover the secrets of the past kept locked in ice in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.Download: Ogg Vorbis MP3 …

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GNS Science School Glacier Expedition – Fox Glacier

This is our last glacier day of the trip. We visited the terminal face of the Fox Glacier, where we again made a short GPS survey, keeping about 10 metres in front of the ice. A large part of the ice front is high and unstable, making it a very hazardous to go near. Following …

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School Glacier Expedition – Franz Josef Glacier

We packed early, walked down to the road and drove up to Franz Josef for a look at the lower part of the glacier. Brian had two 4 metre ablation stakes which needed to be redrilled and inserted deeper in the ice. We also wanted to record the position of the terminus with the GPS. …

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School Glacier Expedition- Brewster Glacier continued…

Yesterday was a bad weather day which we spent mainly in the hut. Brian Anderson joined us in the evening. He is a glaciologist at the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University Wellington and has been studying the Brewster Glacier for several years. This morning we hiked across to the glacier again. While Brian went …

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School Glacier Expedition – Brewster Glacier ablation

Today we left the hut at 9 am and hiked 200m higher and then horizontally leftwards (North) to the glacier. The weather was fine and by midday we were roped up to step off the rock onto the ice. Initially this is a bit hazardous as the ice is undercut and could potentially break off …

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