Black and Bloom
Greenland Field Work 2016
Location: Greenland Icecap Lat & Long: 67°04'N, 49°23'W
Members: Joseph Cook (University of Sheffield), Chris Williamson (University of Bristol), Johan Nilsson (NASA JPL), Ewa Sypianska (Cardiff University), Martin Tranter (Principal Investigator), Tom Gribbin, Alex Anesio, Andrew Tedstone, Alex Holland (all Bristol University), Tris Irvine Fynn (Aberystwyth University) and Jim McQuaid, Liane Benning, Steffi Lutz and Jenine McCutcheon (all University of Leeds).
Objectives: In 2016 a team of researchers from Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, Potsdam, Aberystwyth and NASA JPL camped on the Greenland ice sheet throughout the summer melt season to measure and monitor the changing colour of the ice and determine the causes of the darkening. The camp was inhabited in two month-long shifts.
Website and Expedition Timeline: https://blackandbloom.org/
Funding: NERC awards £3m