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Portalen IGLO Follow the norwegian polar researchers - in the polar regions and in the lab. //See web for teaching// Project lead: A-K Faber, Bjerknes Centre, UiB https://iglo.w.uib.no/
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Part 6/6 of my @csshackleton #IGLOtakover for #PortalenIGLO - Outreach
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One of the most rewarding aspects of being a #PolarScientist is communicating my work through #Outreach and #SciComm events
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In this photo I am preparing some 'Glacier goo' which is a fun and interactive way to show how #glacial #ice flows. Shown at the @columbialamontearth open house event in 2017
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#PolarScience is becoming increasingly important under #climate warming, and it is essential that us #scientists communicate our work effectively!
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I hope you've enjoyed my insights into life as a #scientist over the past week. I have certainly enjoyed putting these posts together and hopefully sharing my enthusiasm for all things #Cryosphere 😁❄
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Part 6/6 of my @csshackleton #iglotakover for #portaleniglo - outreach
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one of the most rewarding aspects of being a #polarscientist is communicating my work through #outreach and #scicomm events
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in this photo i am preparing some 'glacier goo' which is a fun and interactive way to show how #glacial #ice flows. shown at the @columbialamontearth open house event in 2017
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#polarscience is becoming increasingly important under #climate warming, and it is essential that us #scientists communicate our work effectively!
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i hope you've enjoyed my insights into life as a #scientist over the past week. i have certainly enjoyed putting these posts together and hopefully sharing my enthusiasm for all things #cryosphere 😁❄
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Part 5 of my @csshackleton #IGLOtakeover for #PortalenIGLO - Greenland.

Last year I spent 2 weeks in #Greenland as part of the #IceDisko #Arctic #Field skills course run by @bjerknessenteret @uibgeo
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In this #Photo we are undertaking a student-led mini project to analyse the effect of #iceberg #melting on local #ocean properties using skills learned throughout the previous weeks of training

Courses like this provide essential, hands-on #experience in planning and executing field campaigns in #extreme environments. They are also an amazing opportunity to meet fellow #EarthScientists which brings me to my final #IGLOtakover post.....
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Part 5 of my @csshackleton #iglotakeover for #portaleniglo - greenland.

last year i spent 2 weeks in #greenland as part of the #icedisko #arctic #field skills course run by @bjerknessenteret @uibgeo
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in this #photo we are undertaking a student-led mini project to analyse the effect of #iceberg #melting on local #ocean properties using skills learned throughout the previous weeks of training

courses like this provide essential, hands-on #experience in planning and executing field campaigns in #extreme environments. they are also an amazing opportunity to meet fellow #earthscientists which brings me to my final #iglotakover post.....
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Part 4 of my @csshackleton #IGLOtakeover for #PortalenIGLO - Marine Fieldwork

A lot of time throughout my #PhD was spent at sea looking for (and finding!) evidence of ice sheets that have now melted away.  #PalaeoGlaciologists study ice sheets that existed hundreds to millions of years ago, by piecing together evidence left behind by past ice activity (e.g. from sliding ice eroding the landscape, and retreating ice depositing the eroded material).
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In this photo, we are sailing back from a #Research #Cruise in the #BarentsSea where we spent 2 weeks
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Part 4 of my @csshackleton #iglotakeover for #portaleniglo - marine fieldwork

a lot of time throughout my #phd was spent at sea looking for (and finding!) evidence of ice sheets that have now melted away. #palaeoglaciologists study ice sheets that existed hundreds to millions of years ago, by piecing together evidence left behind by past ice activity (e.g. from sliding ice eroding the landscape, and retreating ice depositing the eroded material).
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in this photo, we are sailing back from a #research #cruise in the #barentssea where we spent 2 weeks "imaging" the seafloor to look for evidence of fast flowing #ice that melted away around 19,000 years ago! -
by studying past ice sheets we hope to learn how present day ice sheets are likely to respond to future #climatechange.

more #fieldwork excitement in my next iglotakeover 😁❄ #climatescience #phdlife #research #shipshape #marinescience #glaciology #scientist #phdchat #egu19 #egu19cr @uitgeovitenskap
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Part 3 of my @csshackleton #IGLOtakeover  for #PortalenIGLO - Fieldwork.

My favourite thing about being a #PolarScientist is getting to experience the coldest, most remote, often dangerous, and in my opinion most beautiful regions of the #Earth

Although being an #EarthScientist has many important components (lab work, analysis, networking,  writing, editing, editing, editing...), the most exciting thing to share with others is field photos and experience. For the next few posts I will show some of the interesting places I have visited as part of my #research and discuss the reasons for visiting them.

This photo was taken during a field excursion in #Svalbard where temperatures were around -30°C and the sun made only a brief appearance every day. We were on our way to use a radar system to
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Part 3 of my @csshackleton #iglotakeover for #portaleniglo - fieldwork.

my favourite thing about being a #polarscientist is getting to experience the coldest, most remote, often dangerous, and in my opinion most beautiful regions of the #earth
although being an #earthscientist has many important components (lab work, analysis, networking, writing, editing, editing, editing...), the most exciting thing to share with others is field photos and experience. for the next few posts i will show some of the interesting places i have visited as part of my #research and discuss the reasons for visiting them.

this photo was taken during a field excursion in #svalbard where temperatures were around -30°c and the sun made only a brief appearance every day. we were on our way to use a radar system to "image" the inside of a glacier by sending out radio waves and measuring the time it takes for the waves to reflect off different structures (e.g. ice folds, meltwater channels, the solid earth beneath ice). this gives us an idea of what the inside of a glacier looks like without having to actually climb inside!....although that can be fun too... #egu2019 #fieldphoto #polarscientist
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Much of my (@csshackleton) work involves trying to figure out how water underneath #glaciers is organised, and what effect this water has on #ice flow.

Water from melted snow and ice in summer months enters a #glacier through openings in the ice like the one shown in this picture (termed #Moulins). It also melts and accumulates at the base of glacial ice, and organises to form a constantly evolving network of channels draining the water (similar to regular flowing rivers but beneath 100-1000's of meteres of ice!). The efficiency of water drainage systems beneath #glaciers has a big impact on ice flow speed. Essentially: More water at high pressures = reduced friction = faster ice flow.

My #research investigates  short-term (hours to months) and long-term (years to 1000's of years) changes in glacier drainage and the effect this has on ice flow. I do this by using various (geophysical) instruments to image water drainage structures within and beneath modern glaciers and also by looking at preserved evidence of water flow beneath (now melted) glaciers of the past.

See my next #IGLOtakeover for #PortalenIGLO to find out more! 😁

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Much of my (@csshackleton ) work involves trying to figure out how water underneath #glaciers is organised, and what effect this water has on #ice flow.

water from melted snow and ice in summer months enters a #glacier through openings in the ice like the one shown in this picture (termed #moulins). it also melts and accumulates at the base of glacial ice, and organises to form a constantly evolving network of channels draining the water (similar to regular flowing rivers but beneath 100-1000's of meteres of ice!). the efficiency of water drainage systems beneath #glaciers has a big impact on ice flow speed. essentially: more water at high pressures = reduced friction = faster ice flow.

my #research investigates short-term (hours to months) and long-term (years to 1000's of years) changes in glacier drainage and the effect this has on ice flow. i do this by using various (geophysical) instruments to image water drainage structures within and beneath modern glaciers and also by looking at preserved evidence of water flow beneath (now melted) glaciers of the past.

see my next #iglotakeover for #portaleniglo to find out more! 😁

@uitgeovitenskap @portaleniglo @csshackleton
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Hi there! My name is Calvin Shackleton and I will be this weeks #IGLOtakeover for #PortalenIGLO ❄

I am undertaking a #PhD at the University of Tromsø @uitgeovitenskap in northern #Norway studying #Glaciers and #IceSheets with a focus on the #Water than flows on top, through and beneath them!

This week I'll be showing you a few of the things I get up to as part of my #research and sharing with you my enthusiasm for glacier hydrology!

Feel free to directly message me  @csshackleton if you have any questions or comments 😁❄. #egu2019
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Hi there! my name is calvin shackleton and i will be this weeks #iglotakeover for #portaleniglo

i am undertaking a #phd at the university of tromsø @uitgeovitenskap in northern #norway studying #glaciers and #icesheets with a focus on the #water than flows on top, through and beneath them!

this week i'll be showing you a few of the things i get up to as part of my #research and sharing with you my enthusiasm for glacier hydrology!

feel free to directly message me @csshackleton if you have any questions or comments 😁❄. #egu2019
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#PolarWeek2019 is finished for March, and it's APECS Norway's final #iglotakeover post! Thanks for having us! Don't forget to join us at www.apecs.is and find us on Twitter and Facebook for upcoming events. Ha det fint! :)
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#polarweek2019 is finished for march, and it's apecs norway's final #iglotakeover post! thanks for having us! don't forget to join us at www.apecs.is and find us on twitter and facebook for upcoming events. ha det fint! :)
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APECS Norway Profile - Hannah Marie Hernandez.
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Apecs norway profile - hannah marie hernandez. "hi there! my name is hannah and i am working as an event coordinator for apecs norway. i completed my master’s degree in risk management from the university of copenhagen @university_of_copenhagen, where i took a courses at unis. i loved it so much that i returned to svalbard and to unis’ arctic technology department to write my thesis. i also took a phd course at uit and presented research at arctic frontiers 2018. i am now taking another master’s in international environmental studies at nmbu @uninmbu !" #portaleniglo #iglotakeover #apecsnorway #polarweek2019
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APECS Norway Profile - Julia Gossa.
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Apecs norway profile - julia gossa. "hi, julia here again! when researching the behavior of polar cod larvae i first had to go out on a research vessel to catch adult polar cod during the polar night northeast of svalbard. we collected eggs and s***m from the adult fish and exposed the developing embryos and later the hatched larvae to the water-soluble fraction of crude oil and an elevated temperature. to observe and analyze the larvae's behavior we placed them in a well plate and filmed them. you can check out the experiment and follow the dissemination of the results on our facebook and instagram page: @sens2change " #portaleniglo #iglotakeover #apecsnorway #polarweek2019
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APECS Norway Profile - Julia Gossa.
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Apecs norway profile - julia gossa. "hi! my name is julia and i am part of the apecs arctic frontiers organization team. recently i have finished my master’s degree @uitnorgesarktiske after researching the effects of increased temperatures and crude oil pollution on the behavior of the larvae of an arctic keystone species, the polar cod." #portaleniglo #iglotakeover #apecsnorway #polarweek2019 #sens2change
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APECS Norway Profile - Alena Dekhtyareva.
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Apecs norway profile - alena dekhtyareva. "hi! my name is alena. i am phd candidate at the university of tromsø @uitnorgesarktiske. my project is devoted to the study of air pollution from local, regional and long-range anthropogenic sources at svalbard. the project aims to investigate the environmental fate of air pollution from ships, coal/hydrocarbon fuelled power plants and mobiles sources, such as snowmobiles and cars, in the region." #portaleniglo #iglotakeover #apecsnorway #polarweek2019
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APECS Norway Profile - Erin Kunisch.
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Apecs norway profile - erin kunisch. "erin here again! i am also studying the seasonality of arctic food webs, even in polar night. polar night refers to winter, where night lasts for more that 175 days. recent research has shown that many arctic species continue to feed and are active during polar night, and are able to react even to the smallest changes in light (like the moon cycle!). we conducted a polar night expedition in 2017, check out our acheivements on our blog! http://mare-incognitum.no/abcblog2017/"; check out some cool videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/uch-gmwqcvo1ji4mu2zliblw?view_as=subscriber @ekuni4 #portaleniglo #iglotakeover #apecsnorway #polarweek2019