14 June 2018

East Greenland Ice coring Project

Greenland expedition blog

Drilling the 2018 EGRIP firn air hole. Picture: Thomas Röckmann

Thomas Röckmann, Professor of Atmospheric physics and chemistry at Utrecht University, blogs every day during his field trip to Greenland. He will not visit the places that visitors of Greenland usually go to, but stay for about three weeks in a camp in the middle of the Greenland ice sheet. He will do this together with an international group of scientists as part of the East GReenland Ice coring Project (EGRIP). The main goal of the EGRIP project is to drill all the way to the bottom and recover the ice for analysis.

Preparation of the firn air site. Picture: Thomas Röckmann