By: Matt Rutherford On: August 26, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 1

The open polar sea seems like such a crazy theory at this point in history.  Before satellites and airplanes people had no idea what the northern Polar Regions were really like.  Many people thought that “deep water can’t freeze” or “24 hour sunlight in the summer would not just...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 26, 2015 In: Education Comments: 1

Student Responses to Ships and Satellites Together Modeling World Ocean Salinity and Temperature

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 25, 2015 In: Education Comments: 1

The Greenland Ice Sheet is melting from all sides. Not surprisingly, as air temperatures above it continue to warm, scientists have observed a steadily increasing amount of surface melt each year. What is less known is that where the ice sheet meets the ocean—in valleys and fjords referred to...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 25, 2015 In: Education Comments: 0

Exploration and science often go hand in hand. Since the early days of the polar exploration, science including land and sea survey have almost always been on the agenda. It was totally normal for a crew to sail towards the poles, shoving ones way into totally unfamiliar frozen territory...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 20, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 3

Etah is not a village, there are three small hunting cabins but two of them are dilapidated beyond use. As I was writing my last blog a rather alarming amount of pack ice was drifting to the end of Foulke fjord where we were anchored.  Halfway down Foulke fjord...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 15, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 1

It’s so beautiful up here.  It really feels like we sailed to the Arctic.  Fore instance we don’t get rain we get snow.  Last week we were snowed on a half dozen times, although it never sticks for long.  You’re probably thinking, “Man that sounds cold” but it’s not. ...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 11, 2015 In: Education Comments: 0

After a mix of snow, headwinds, and fog we made it to Robertson Fjord. I saw my first fogbow! Over the past few days we collected our first deep trough and near glacial casts. It was thrilling. We will be at our furthest North in a few days, planning...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 7, 2015 In: Education Comments: 0

Student Responses to An Arctic Midnight Sun

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By: Matt Rutherford On: August 6, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 1

What causes ocean acidification is climate changes smoking gun.  Around the world we are burning various fossil fuels for our vehicles, our power, our heat, ect.  When burned all of these fossil fuels admit carbon into our atmosphere.  Before the industrial revolution there was 280ppm (parts per million) of...

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