02-05 June, 2007
The Sermeq Avannarleq
glacier, 1.4 km wide, seen from 1000' above sea level, looking north
Jason Box gathers angle measurements to
determine glacier flow speed from repeat photographs collected by the
station at left.
James Balog takes still photographs of the sea ice below
Jeff Orlowski calibrates the Panasonic HD video camera
Behar helped keep our electronics alive
James Balog captures more of the scenery
A stone left behind by retreating
A glacial ‘trimline’ is visible in the background where grey unvegetated land meets vegetated tundra.
The trimline indicates the maximum glacier extent, up to 1000’ higher than today, having reached its peak during the 1860’s end of the Little Ice Age.
Ptarmigans kept us company.
Photos and text © Jason Box.