Arctic Circle Traverse 2010

With colleagues from Utah, I’m planning a 700 km traverse across the Greenland ice sheet along the Arctic Circle 23 April – 12 May, 2010. We’re towing a radar to measure snow accumulation rates; drilling ice cores to calibrate the radar data; and having an airborne radar overflight of our ground traverse line to calibrate that towed-radar. Calibration of the airborne radar should facilitate to map snow accumulation rates elsewhere across the ice sheet.

C-5 Galaxy landing   (click here to open a new window with this photo in computer wallpaper format)

I’m flying north with 2 new snow mobiles on the enormous C5 aircraft.