In November 2017 I travelled to Antarctica to take part in field work for the ROSETTA project – an airborne geophysical survey of the Ross Ice Shelf. The aims of this work were to:

  • map the internal structure and base of the ice shelf using ice-penetrating radar.
  • map the sea-floor bathymetry beneath the floating ice shelf by making detailing measurements of the change in the gravitational and magnetic field.
  • use LIDAR and visual cameras to survey the surface of the ice shelf.
  • use a collection of ocean floats to continuously monitor ice-shelf-ocean interactions.

Blogs from other members of fieldwork team can be found here:

Julian Spergel

Alec Lockett

Susan Howard


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