Newborn icebergs - A fresh start to 2015

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Having fun in the field is one thing. But to have impact, and be really useful, this research also needs to be published. This is where the hard work continues.

Led by Oskar Glowacki, a young and promising glaciologist from Poland, one of our articles was recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, the prestigious journal of the American Geophysical Union. And they liked it so much that it is now featuring on their own blog.

The YouTube video shows examples of glaciers collapsing, and what they sound like underwater. We are meeting in Poland in two weeks to discuss the rest of the analyses, and how we will follow this up, in publications and in the field. Stay tuned 🙂

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  • Hi Phillipe,
    I was trawling the web today looking for experiments involving making artificial glaciers, and I found your blog from Svalbard. Keep up the good work. You are doing a great job.

    • Thanks, Larysa! We are now planning on the next experiments, with data from the Arctic and from the Antarctic ...

      Our glaciers are real, and they have not reduced to the point we need to make artificial glaciers (yet). We did make some artificial icebergs in the lab, many years ago, to better understand where their different noises come from. And for glacier-scale experiments, I would recommend the masterpiece by Gaia Vince "Life in the Anthropocene", where she presents work done in the Andes and in the Himalayas (I recommend the entire book, in fact).