Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Alan Hubbard’

Ice Plate Trackers

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

02 August 2009

Recently analysis of the positions of the ‘Ice Island Trackers’ on ice Plate_A and Plate_D indicate no detachment from the Petermann Glacier, so far . The iceberg trackers are very useful for ‘early warning’, especially, as the Greenpeace ship ‘Arctic Sunrise’ is currently located in front of the Humboldt glacier, 120 kilometer south of the Petermann Glacier.

The images below illustrate
a. Dr. Jason E. Box installing an ‘ice plate tracker’ on Plate_D of the Petermann Glacier on 15 July 2009.  The ‘ice plate trackers’ will become significant if ‘Petermann Glacier Plate_D’ detaches from the glacier and becomes ‘Petermann Glacier Ice Island_D’.
b. Dr. Alan Hubbard returning to the Greenpeace helicopter after checking the Dr. Alberto Behar, NASA JPL, provided ‘expendable GPS’ to the left of the ‘Ice Island Tracker / Detachment Early Warning tracker’.
c. Petermann Glacier Plate_D, 21 July 2009

Dr. Jason E. Box installing an \'ice plate tracker\' on Plate_D of the Petermann Glacier

Dr. Jason E. Box installing an ‘ice plate tracker’ on Plate_D of the Petermann Glacier on 15 July 2009.

Dr. Alan Hubbard returning to the Greenpeace helicopter after checking \'expendable GPS\'.

Dr. Alan Hubbard returning to the Greenpeace helicopter after checking the
‘expendable GPS’ provided by Dr. Alberto Behar, NASA JPL; 15 July 2009.

\'Petermann Glacier Plate_D\', 21 July 2009

Petermann Glacier Plate_D

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transcribed from email from Jason E. Box by JRBox
Byrd Polar Research Center
guest scientist on Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise

The Telegraph.co.uk Photograph Gallery of Greenpeace Greenland Petermann Glacier Survey

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Jason forwarded an email reporting that Greenpeace International are very pleased that the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph have posted a gallery of 27 photography, by Nick Cobbing, of the Arctic Sunrise’s Petermann Glacier survey on its website. The photographic gallery is available via the following link:  Telegraph.co.uk Photograph Gallery

The ‘date stamps’ within the file names indicate the images were captured over the period from 29 June to 16 July 2009.

The forward email noted: This is significant because The Daily Telegraph is regarded as the UK politically conservative ‘newspaper of record’.  On the day of its initial hosting, the article was at the top, front, center of the homepage.  Greenpeace in Greenland

Person show in the photographs [mentioned in the dispatch] includes, in order of appearance
–  Dr. Jason Box, glaciologist [from the Byrd Polar Research Center and The OSU]
–  Dr. Alan Hubbard, glaciologist from University Of Wales, Aberystwyth
–  Eric Philips, polar explorer and expert in glacier travel
–  Texas Constantine, Canadian radio operator
–  Eric Philips
–  Dr. Richard Bates, Geophysicist of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews,
–  Arne Sorensen, ice pilot

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Jack R. Box, Salem, Ore., for
Jason E. Box
Byrd Polar Research Center
guest scientist on Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise