Expeditions logs

Arctic Ocean 2016

Arctic Ocean 2016 Swedish-Canadian Expedition with Icebreaker Oden and Louis S. St-Laurent. The target of the Expedition is the Lomonosov Ridge and Alpha Ridge area in the central Arctic Ocean.

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Petermann Glacier 2015
Expedition log

The Petermann Glacier 2015 expedition with IB Oden focuses on investigating marine cryospheric and oceanographic changes in the Petermann Glacier-Fjord and adjacent Nares Strait region that are accessible in geologic records.

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Goop and time travel in southern Africa, 2015
Expedition log
 

This blog is for elementary school children, teachers and parents who are interested in learning about climate change and how we study it.

 


Western Ross Sea – NBP15–02, 2015
Expedition log

From January–March 2015, the US icebreaker and research vessel Nathaniel B Palmer will be home to marine geologists, geophysicists and palaeo-glaciologists on expedition in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica.

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SWERUS-C3 2014
Expedition log

Swedish – Russian – US Arctic Ocean Investigation of Climate-Cryosphere-Carbon Interactions – The SWERUS-C3 Program.

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VEGA 2013
Expedition log

... Strong gale force winds in the morning and rain. Not at all good for our so-called patch test, for which calm sea is preferable.

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2013 Excursion to the southwestern USA, Lifelong learning course (in Swedish)

... man hitta fossil från skaldjur, exempelvis sniglar och hornkorall.

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Thailand fieldwork – 2012/2013 

We have topographic maps and GPS, but even though it is difficult sometimes to exactly know where we are and which crater is which.



JEBEL goes to Saudi Arabia – 2012

... JEBEL and the Saudi Geological Survey host a 600 km crustal transect across the Saudi Arabian shield involving c. 20 international scientists, post-docs and PhD students.

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Lifelong course Deserts' excursion in the southwestern USA – 2012 (in Swedish)

... En lugn promenad på ca 1,8 mile och i ca 90 F värme.

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Taimyr – 2012

... The river has dropped and the crossing is easy.  Work is fantastic – we see the best exposures of folded limestone yet. This makes all our trials and tribulations worth it!

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LOMROG III Lomonosov Ridge off Greenland – 2012

... This morning, the hovercraft Sabvaabaa materialized out of the fog again: we have our second rendezvous with Yngve and Gaute here at about 84 N at the Gakkel Ridge. After Oden has docked at a large ice flow, and Saabvabaa is positioned right beside Oden, the hovercraft is refueled by Oden's crew.

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Excursion till Les Eyzies – 2012
(in Swedish)

... ”Hur har flinta bildats?”, svaret på denna fråga var dock inte helt uttömmande.

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Les Eyzies excursion – 2011

... The new and beautiful museum at Les Eyzies, which opened in 2004 contains detailed information on the archaeology in and around Les Eyzies...

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Field trip of the course "Volcanoes of the world"
August – 2011 (in Swedish)

... Huvudmålet för dagen är Nordeste, den absolut äldsta delen av ön, över fyra miljoner år gammal. Här får vi avnjuta en hängiven föreläsning av Alasdair där han med stort engagemang och pedagogisk finess visar hur man klassificerar magmatiska bergarter.

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Excursion to Iceland – 2011

... Tens of kilometres long, several meters wide and more than 10 meters deep – this was one of the most impressive geological features I had ever seen.

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Field trip to Islay – 2011

... Vi fortsatte vidare till den närbelägna hamnen i Port Askaig där vår mycket entusiastiska professor Alasdair förklarade att såväl korn som lagringar i berg inte alltid är små till storleken. Därför kallar man dessa för Klaster. Här skulle vi identifiera en bergvägg och vi kom fram till att den besod av förstenad morän/tilit. Detta område var 700 miljoner år gammalt. Vi fick också en genomgång om tesen Snowball Earth och varför vissa geologer hävdar att jorden har varit helt snötäckt.

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Expedition log: Kangerlussuaq area, Greenland – 2011

... I went to Greenland to learn about the recent history of the Greenland ice sheet. The ice sheet used to be a lot bigger.

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Oden Southern Ocean 2009/2010 – SO2010

... While we were mapping and cleaning the passage from ice, numerous Killer Whales patrolled along the ice edge.

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Thailand Monsoon Project – 2010

... One more lake has proven to be unsuitable since all sediments had been removed by dredging, as in many of the other lakes we visited earlier.

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Ludvig and River inside an ideal jungle of stalagmites

Cave reconnaissance in southern Thailand – 2010

... Visiting the caves of southern Thailand not only means beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, but also exciting meetings with snakes, bats, darkness and high humidity.

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Pilot Coring in Southern Taiwan – 2010

... After constructing an improvised bamboo platform to reinforce the original one, we went back out on the lake to a new coring position closer to the wetland.



Lomonosov Ridge off Greenland – LOMROG II 2009

... Today we started coring! The first core on top of the Lomonosov Ridge was a success. We managed to land a over 5 m long piston core which we hope will reveal many secrets about the evolution of ice and ocean in this part of the world.

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Lomonosov Ridge off Greenland – LOMROG, 2007

... This was the day when /50 Let Pobedy/ had to depart from us to go back to Murmansk. She certainly departed in a ceremonial style, passing us very close while playing out load Russian classical music. It has been a good two weeks of collaboration between the two icebreakers.

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