More than half of the work is behind us: fieldwork in the foreland of Isfallsglaciären completed – Sweden 2019

Isfallsglaciären is the second glacier in Tarfala Valley. It has its name due to a huge fragments of glacier forehead ice falling down from steppy wall of rocks to the foreland. Each day of staying in Research Station we could see Isfallsglaciären from our windows – with its great size and its majesty.

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After finishing fieldwork in the Storglaciären foreland we began our study in Isfallsglaciären moraine. It was not as easy as we thought. Glacier rivers and lakes, patches of snow, and rapidly changing weather (from beautiful sun to heavy rain with strong wind gusts) make it much more difficult to complete than previous one.

However due to a great team work and high motivation we managed to complete that task! Below you could see some images and video from three days of our fieldwork in Isfallsglaciären moraine.

 

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Now we are heading to the next, and last glacier foreland in Rabots glacier valley. We are going to hike, cross glaciers and mountains passes, leave civilization and survive in wilderness. Hopefully there are no polar bears this time.

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SUCCESS LEVEL: 60%
NUMBER OF COLLECTED SAMPLES: 96
NUMBER OF INVESTIGATED PLOTS: 96

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