By: Matt Rutherford On: August 10, 2016 In: Education Comments: 2

We are on fire! I am just thrilled that we are finally back to 24 hour operations in the ice, mapping Inglefield glacial fjord’s seafloor and comparing the subsurface temperatures lurking in front of the glaciers. I am kind of the boat’s fortune teller. I wake up every 5...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 25, 2016 In: Education Comments: 1

There is more on my mind than just puppies and icebergs. Getting through Baffin Bay was a piece a cake except when I interpreted  the radar returns in heavy fog as scattered noise  and a wall of ice appeared  out of the mist. The marine debris trawl samples are...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 3, 2016 In: Education Comments: 5

Exploratory research is a labor of love. If you had a choice to further science by developing the methods for an emerging study that directly monitors the influence of climate change, would you? We make it happen, aside of our limited time and resources before our big sea floor...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: September 8, 2015 In: Education Comments: 1

Captain Matt and I are waiting out some stronger winds before heading back South to Sismut and finishing our work along the way. We are pretty comfortable on anchor hiding on the leeward side of Upernavik Island. Soon we will fuel up and get some food from a food...

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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 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: July 29, 2015 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 4

It is 12:00 am and Matt woke me up for my watch, as usual I pull on my boots and warm layers on then emerge from my cabin. I am in awe with what I see and immediately become wide awake. Just off the bow the persistent sun casts...

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