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July 2021

Time to get more crap up

More crap up the glacier. Looks like we are still not done installing our equipment everywhere on the glacier. We spent the entire day yesterday to get a seismometer up on the ice. And of course, the equipment wasn’t really designed for deployment in summertime.… Read More »Time to get more crap up

Looking for moulins

We are looking for moulins. Following the water along the glacier surface until it disappears under the snow close to the glacier front. Léo jumped on top of the snow depression, trying to break the snow plug, hoping to open up one of the several… Read More »Looking for moulins

Time for DNA work

The water is still going up. No indication for drainage yet. We went back again. Going for more water sampling. This time accompanied by a freshwater ecologist, sampling for DNA, isotopes and gas that might be released by the lake into the atmosphere. Very curious… Read More »Time for DNA work

Tabular icebergs

The excitement continues. Four days without having been at the lake and the changes couldn’t be bigger. Once again we struggled with recognizing the area. Everything has changed so much. The water level is still going up strongly. And so does the glacier. We have… Read More »Tabular icebergs