Lars Berg Larsen, the Field operation Manager of NEEM took us on a field trip on our last day in Greenland. He said we were going to the "ice edge". At first, we saw so many giant hills of rocks and a lot of boulders.Every place you looked was brown, all different shades of brown
Evidence of glacial rocks were everywhere you looked. This was one big boulder left by the glacier
Every once in a while there was a small patch of purple flowers peaking out. He said the whole area will be purple in a week or so.Soon the fields will be covered with these flowers
We drove about 30 minutes and saw something white on the horizon. It looked like clouds from a distance. This was the first sighting of Russell Glacier.
The ice picks up a lot of earth as it pushes its' way across the land
Does it look like it's growing or retreating?The whole area of Kangerlussuaq is very dry and dusty. Can you find evidence of that in this picture?
Another example of black ice.Check out the layers!
We stopped and had a picnic and this was our view. Fabulous!Can you believe this was where I had a picnic?
Next Lars wanted to show us another glacier that is calving (breaking off). We had to drive on a sandy, windy road and I was worried we wouldn't make it. Another 30 minutes later, these pictures are what we saw!
Check out the old blue ice
Do you see the crevasses in the ice?
I wanted you to see the old ice that had fallen down a little lower
Get out! I'm not in Kansas any more!
We saw chunks of ice that looked like blue ice cubes floating in the water
Lars said these were not here last week so it is melting fast
Thank you Lars for taking us on such a great field trip on our very last day!
No lifting happening here