LAC-VEG final days on Disko

Having collected sediment cores and water samples from four lakes, as well as some catchment samples, our fieldwork on Disko Island has been successfully completed! We were very lucky with the weather during our stay at the Arktisk Station which meant our fieldwork plan ran smoothly and to schedule (something that is not always possible […]

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Lake Biology

As well as taking mud from the bottom of lakes, we have also been collecting water for chemical and biological analysis. Even under 1 m thick ice, there will still be algae present. When we return to the UK we hope to determine what species are able to grow under these extreme conditions. We have […]

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Introducing the Disko2013 study lakes

We are coming to the end of our stay at the Arctic Research station.  We have had a really successful trip and managed to take Russian and short cores from 3 study lakes as well as taking a short core from a glacier-fed lake (just for fun!). Disko 1 is a very shallow lake just […]

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Mud, glorious mud!

Despite the cold weather, we have taken successful Russian and short cores from 2 study lakes.  Here we are taking a short core at our first study lake. The short cores are about 30 cm long and we have been sectioning them in the field.  This can prove quite tricky and the equipment is prone […]

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Disko highlights

We haven’t had time to blog the past few days as we have had some long days in the field but we have completed the field work on two lakes, collecting Russian and short cores of what we hope will be full Holocene sediment sequences (more on that in a later post). One more lake to […]

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Arrival at Disko Island

We had a fantastic helicopter flight across Disko Bay from Aasiaat to Qeqertarsuaq (Disko Island) where we will be staying at Arctic Station. The icebergs were stunning and extended far into the horizon capturing the very essence of the Arctic. Here is our home for the next few days.

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First stop Kangerlussuaq

We arrived in Greenland yesterday morning and spent last night at Kangerlussuaq where we sorted through the field kit stored at Kangerlussuaq International Science Support, packing the ice drills and corer for the final leg of the journey. Only two flights (one small plane and one helicopter) for the final leg to Disko Island with […]

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