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ArCS II researcher’s essay on challenging observation at the front of Bowdoin Glacier is published in the web magazine EOS of the American Geophysical Union(AGU)

Shin SUGIYAMA (Hokkaido University)
Coastal Environment Research Program

Deploying the observation sensor from the cliff of Bowdoin Glacier. (Photo by Lukas E. Preiswerk)            

Along the coast of Greenland, outlet glaciers of the Greenland ice sheet flow into the ocean. These glaciers, known as calving glaciers, are rapidly losing ice under the influence of changing ocean environment. On the other hand, meltwater from the glaciers flows directly into the ocean, playing a very important role in the marine ecosystem.

Installation of ocean sensors from the ice front of a calving glacier, — the world first direct measurement at the glacier-fjord boundary environment was performed at Bowdoin Glacier in northwestern Greenland. Dr. Podolskiy, a researcher at Hokkaido University, has published an essay on this measurement in the web magazine EOS of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The article explains how we got the idea of the observation and what we found from the data. Please take a look at photos and video from the exciting glacier activity.

Title: Undertaking Adventure to Make Sense of Subglacial Plumes
Author: Evgeny A. Podolskiy (Hokkaido University)
Journal: EOS (on WEB) Science Upadate
Published on: August 18, 2021