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Greenland air support


In July, six WHOI scientists and engineers traveled to Southwest Greenland to do something never tried before with an underwater vehicle: take an up-close look at the underwater "plumbing system" at the foot of a melting glacier. The group deployed a specially modified REMUS 100 "ICEBOT" in the fjord to measure water properties and map the ice channels that funnel melt water down from the glacier and map the bathymetry near the ice edge. Before they could do so, however, the team, which was supported by three native Greenlanders, had to move tons of scientific equipment and food from the nearest town of Illulisat, a 20-minute helicopter ride away. (Photo by Amy Kukulya, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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