EastGRIP Project Studies Greenland's Ancient Ice To Learn About Future Sea-Level Rise

EASTGRIP CAMP, GREENLAND - AUGUST 14: Beyond a windsock, a 'skier' LC-130 Hercules plane assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing lands on a ski way at the East Greenland Ice-Core Project (EastGRIP) camp in Greenland to transport cargo and personnel from the camp on August 14, 2022. The LC-130 is the largest ski aircraft in the world, capable of landing on snow and ice and conducting resupply missions, both in Antarctica during Northern Hemisphere winter and Greenland during the Northern Hemisphere summer months.The ski-equipped LC-130 is provided as in-kind support to EastGRIP by U.S. National Science Foundation. EastGRIP is an international science station on the Greenland ice sheet, the second-largest ice body in the world after the Antarctic ice cap. The team at EastGRIP, led by the University of Copenhagen in coordination with the Danish Centre for Ice and Climate and other partners, aims to drill through 2650 meters of ice dating back 80,000 years, to glean new knowledge of ice-sheet dynamics and how fast-flowing ice streams will contribute to sea-level rise. The resulting ice core will also create a new record of past climatic and atmospheric conditions from the northeastern part of the Greenland Ice Sheet, informing our understanding of how it may respond to a changing climate. This summer marked the first season of fieldwork since 2019, after the Covid-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 field seasons. After two months of preparation this spring, the drilling operation started on July 7th and ended on August 6th, yielding a new 300 meters of core and reaching a maximum depth of 2418.23 meters. That puts them under 250 meters from their target depth, which the team aims to achieve next year. (Photo by Lukasz Larsson Warzecha/Getty Images)
EASTGRIP CAMP, GREENLAND - AUGUST 14: Beyond a windsock, a 'skier' LC-130 Hercules plane assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing lands on a ski way at the East Greenland Ice-Core Project (EastGRIP) camp in Greenland to transport cargo and personnel from the camp on August 14, 2022. The LC-130 is the largest ski aircraft in the world, capable of landing on snow and ice and conducting resupply missions, both in Antarctica during Northern Hemisphere winter and Greenland during the Northern Hemisphere summer months.The ski-equipped LC-130 is provided as in-kind support to EastGRIP by U.S. National Science Foundation. EastGRIP is an international science station on the Greenland ice sheet, the second-largest ice body in the world after the Antarctic ice cap. The team at EastGRIP, led by the University of Copenhagen in coordination with the Danish Centre for Ice and Climate and other partners, aims to drill through 2650 meters of ice dating back 80,000 years, to glean new knowledge of ice-sheet dynamics and how fast-flowing ice streams will contribute to sea-level rise. The resulting ice core will also create a new record of past climatic and atmospheric conditions from the northeastern part of the Greenland Ice Sheet, informing our understanding of how it may respond to a changing climate. This summer marked the first season of fieldwork since 2019, after the Covid-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 field seasons. After two months of preparation this spring, the drilling operation started on July 7th and ended on August 6th, yielding a new 300 meters of core and reaching a maximum depth of 2418.23 meters. That puts them under 250 meters from their target depth, which the team aims to achieve next year. (Photo by Lukasz Larsson Warzecha/Getty Images)
EastGRIP Project Studies Greenland's Ancient Ice To Learn About Future Sea-Level Rise
PURCHASE A LICENSE
How can I use this image?
kr. 3.000,00
DKK

DETAILS

Restrictions:
Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.
Credit:
Editorial #:
1415942593
Collection:
Getty Images News
Date created:
August 14, 2022
Upload date:
License type:
Release info:
Not released. More information
Source:
Getty Images Europe
Object name:
20220814_east-grip_551a6353
Max file size:
8192 x 5464 px (27.31 x 18.21 in) - 300 dpi - 22 MB