Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Inside each and every one of us is an infinite well. An infinite well
of determination, drive, guts, grit, and will. At any point we can tap this
and accomplish things that we would normally think to be impossible. We just have to believe, and that well is endless. When you need more, you just dig deeper.
Each of us can do more than we think we can, and is capable of more than we think we are.
Race report will be posted in a few days....
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
During 2007-2011, a team of ice core researchers will drill through the ice sheet in North-West Greenland to retrieve ice from the previous interglacial, the Eemian, which ended about 115,000 years ago. Ice core samples from the Eemian will contribute to the understanding of the dynamics of climate under conditions similar to those of a future warming climate.
The need for a new ice core
None of the former deep ice cores from Greenland (Camp Century, DYE-3, GRIP, GRIP2, or NGRIP) contains complete and undisturbed layers from the Eemian, because the layers have either melted or have been disturbed by ice flow close to the bedrock.
Greenland temperatures were about 3-5°C warmer higher than present during the Eemian, making the Eemian a useful analogue to the future climate, which due to global warming is projected to warm by 2-4°C per century. By understanding how the Eemian climate evolved, we can improve our ability to make projections for how our current climate will evolve in the future.