Technicians Ola, Stefan and Calle on their way to Neumayer with their trucks to pick up cargo at the German research station.
Photo: Carl Lundberg

The Magic Land

Technicians Ola, Stefan and Calle on their way to Neumayer with their trucks to pick up cargo at the German research station. Photo: Carl Lundberg

New Arctic research adventure – and geological riddle

January 16, 2017

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Magic-DML is a Swedish-UK-US-Norwegian-German scientific expedition to Dronning Maud Land (DML), Antarctica. Using nunataks as ‘dip-sticks’, the expedition aims to gather data for studying how the ice sheet has thinned in response to changes in the climate.

The expedition has started in December with a team of technicians from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. They have travelled over the Norwegian research station Troll to the German Neumayer station where they have mounted the trucks to proceed to the Swedish Wasa research station.

The team there has recently been completed by the researchers Ola Fredin from Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)Neil Glasser, Aberystwyth University, Great BritainNathaniel Lifton, Purdue University, USA and Jennifer Newall, Purdue University, USA, and Stockholm University.

Jennifer explains in this video how the results of the surveys provide necessary basic knowledge, for example, verifying the results from climate models in order to understand the polar regions’ climatic factors and climate variability.

Don't miss the special riddle for the geologists in this blog post!

The Magic DML team in the Arctic looks forward for an explanation from the geologists why these stones look like this. Photo: Carl Lundberg
The Magic DML team in the Arctic looks forward for an explanation from the geologists why these stones look like this. Photo: Carl Lundberg

Follow the Geobuzz link to visit the official blog of this exciting expedition.

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