Click on an expedition below for photos and more information about field work:
South Greenland’s Holocene Climate History, Summer 2016
A press release from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern describes some of this NSF-CAREER project’s objectives. The first of three project field seasons took place in summer 2016, recovering Holocene sediment records at remote lakes south of Narsarsuaq. A few field photos by Ph.D. student Everett Lasher are below. Thank you to NSF’s Division of Polar Programs for support of this research.
Glacier loss and climate change in southwest Greenland: Long-term perspectives from lake sediments, Summer 2015
This project, funded by the National Geographic Society, is investigating the history of (currently disappearing) alpine glaciers south of Nuuk, Greenland’s capitol. In summer 2015 we cored several glacier-fed and nonglacial lakes in the Tasiusarsuaq region. We will use these sedimentary records to reconstruct Holocene glacier fluctuations and changes in local climate.
You can read more about this project (by Medill-educated journalist Bryce Gray) at National Geographic’s Explorers’ Journal.
Thule Project: Thule Region and Nunatarssuaq, 2014
East Greenland Field Work: Scoresby Sund and Renland, 2011
Field work in Scoresby Sund / Renland, August 2011.
Alaska Field Work: Adak Island and Katmai National Park, 2010
Field work in Adak Island, Aleutians.
West Greenland Field Work: Ilulissat Area Lakes and Kangerlussuaq Ice Margin, 2009
West Greenland Field Work in the Ilulissat area lakes and Kangerlussuaq ice margin.
Iceland and Baffin Island Field Work, 2002-2007
Field work from Iceland and Baffin Island from 2002 to 2007.
Recap: Coring Lakes, 1998-2008
Some interesting ways to core a lake!