Oceanus Magazine
Back to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Homepage

Following the Ice 2012


For three months in the spring and summer of 2012, MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate student Ben Linhoff and University of Edinburgh graduate student Andrew Tedstone camped at the foot of Leverett Glacier in western Greenland. Their goal was to study the melt processes that contribute to the movement of the glacier. Their stay also happened to coincide with record heat for that part of Greenland. As a result, they were able to witness and document one of the most active melt seasons ever seen. Read more about Ben's experiences in Greenland on his Scientific American blog. (Video by Ben Linhoff, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Andrew Tedstone, University of Edinburgh)