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.
Evidence of glacial rocks were everywhere you looked.
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.
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.
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?
We stopped and had a picnic and this was our view. Fabulous!
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!
Get out! I'm not in Kansas any more!
Thank you Lars for taking us on such a great field trip on our very last day!