Greenpeace Ship Arctic Sunrise Has Arrived Petermann Glacier Front – Cameras Deployed
Wednesday – 08 July 2009
The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise arrived the Petermann Glacier front [81 deg. 10 min N, 61 deg. 55 min W] in a rush against time to install sensors before the detachment of a 5 billion ton [13 x 8 kilometer] ice island.
Now, we await that action and hope it happens [if it must] while we are on site. We can remain until early August, at the latest, if need be.
We have been busy with on-glacier GPS and radar measurements and oceanographic measurements in cracks on the ice shelf.
I have installed 6 time lapse cameras; four on cliffs over-looking the ice shelf and two on the ice looking at cracks.
Telephone: Iridium telephone
Primary: +881 677 701 408
Secondary: +881 641 423 871; answers only on bridge
Jason E. Box
Byrd Polar Research Center
guest scientist on Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise