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Storm at Camp Bloom

Summer 2017 seriously challenged the idea that summer in SW Greenland has a reliably stable, clear, dry meteorology. Our field work was characterized by unpredictable swings between weather extremes from blizzards dropping 1ft of snow in an evening to bright sunshine and low wind, to rain and tens of centimeters of surface lowering in a … Continue reading Storm at Camp Bloom

Automating the boring (& expensive) stuff for Gradconsult

As a bit of an aside from the usual cold stuff, I’ve also gotten very interested recently in applying some scientific skills to streamlining processes in business settings. This led to a collaboration with the Sheffield-based business Gradconsult. They are contracted by Sheffield City Council to deliver a regional recruitment scheme called RISE SCR. RISE … Continue reading Automating the boring (& expensive) stuff for Gradconsult

Frontiers Paper: Albedo products from drones

A new paper, led by Johnny Ryan, shows that a consumer grade digital camera mounted to a drone can be used to estimate the albedo of ice surfaces with an accuracy of +/- 5%. This is important because albedo measurements are fundamental to predicting melt, but satellite albedo data is limited in its spatial and … Continue reading Frontiers Paper: Albedo products from drones

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