Chasing Icebergs

We went to gather observations on iceberg melt and movement in Greenland’s fjords by tracking the horizontal and vertical motion of large, deep-keeled icebergs at high temporal resolution. Researchers used multiple platforms: ship-based hydrography and underwater imagery, aerial scanning, remotely sensed iceberg movement (GPS sensors), and satellite derived iceberg distributions. I helped with multibeam imaging and the GPS sensors. The team consisted of 12 scientists from Oregon (University of Oregon), California (University of California San Diego Scripps Institute), Massachusetts (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute), and The University of Texas at Austin.

Dan Duncan
Research Scientist Associate , University of Texas Institute for Geophysics