The major accomplishments of that effort include:
- Extracting nearly 500 m of ice core from three holes in the glacier,
- Bringing 170 m of this back to civilization to study paleoclimate in this region,
- Installing thermistor strings to measure ice temperature throughout each of the three core holes,
- Conducted shallow coring to investigate the processes of internal accumulation on the glacier,
- Measured stage and discharge of the outlet stream throughout the summer,
- Created a new lidar topographic map of most of the eastern Brooks Range,
- Conducted a lot of repeat photography, documenting glacier and environment change over the past 50 years,
- Created hundreds of spherical panoramas and over a dozen gigapixel panoramas, documenting the state of this region of the arctic with unprecedented detail,
- Maintained a network of over a dozen weather stations, and installed a new one that collects airborne pollen,
- Explored the impacts of changing glaciers on aquatic ecosystems with a partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Service, and
- Began creation of a photographic inventory of glaciers of the US Arctic.
During that trip, I maintained a comprehensive blog describing our work, complete with text, photos, spherical panoramas, gigapixel images, air photos, and movies. Much of that was posted at www.ipy.org, but over the winter I spent some time cleaning it up and adding more interactive content.
The complete story is now posted here.
An overview of much of the photographic technology and content can be found here.
My hope in creating and posting this blog is that it may serve as a useful resource for educators, scientists, and the public, as well as a record of our contribution to IPY. Please feel free to make use of it, share the links, and let me know if you found it useful.