Black and Bloom 
Greenland Field Work 2017

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). 

ObjectivesIn 2017 a team of researchers from Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, Potsdam, Aberystwyth and NASA JPL will camp 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. 

Read about the 2017 Programme.

This is a continuation of a very successful project from previous years. See the Black and Bloom 2016 Greenland Field Work Report.

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Funding: NERC awards £3m

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