Antarctic Fieldwork 2012

A few snaps I took on expedition last season to the Patriot Hills, West Antarctica.

I was part of a three person team collecting surface ice samples and shallow ice cores on the blue ice below the Patriot Hills. The gas trapped in these samples is being analysed to inform our understanding of the region’s long-term climate. The expedition was run by the University of New South Wales as part of the Ellsworth Mountains Project – look out for publications of the results by Prof Chris Turney and Dr Chris Fogwill. These guys are currently sailing back to Antarctica to follow in the footsteps of the great Aussie explorer Douglas Mawson, you can follow their expedition’s progress here.