Read Dr Smith's weekly blogs

Week 1: May 2 - May 8, 2013

From Sydney to Greenland, via the United States, Dr Smith and the team arrived at Summit Camp to prepare for the adventure ahead and got their first taste of the cold with some interesting results. Read more

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Week 2: May 9 - May 15, 2013

Ever wondered how you would take bathroom breaks while camping in -60 °C temperatures? Read Dr Andrew Smith's week 2 blog from Greenland where he continues his study of isotopes produced by cosmic rays. Read more

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Week 3: May 16 - May 22, 2013

Ice core drilling has well and truly commenced now as the team races around the clock against the extreme temperatures and general conditions to obtain core samples. Read more

Andrew Smith holding a core sample

Week 4: May 23 - May 25, 2013

Talk has now turned from ice core drilling to the pull out strategy as the deadline looms for researchers to return to home. Read more

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The expedition team

Scientists:
 
Dr Vasilii Petrenko, University of Rochester, Expedition Leader.
 
Benjamin Hmiel, University of Rochester, 1st year Postgraduate student.
 
Lindsey Davidge, University of Rochester, Graduate.
 
Dr Christo Buizert, Oregon State University, Postdoctoral Fellow.
 
Jon Edwards, Oregon State University, 2nd year Postgraduate student.
 
Dr Andrew Smith, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Research Scientist.
 
 
Ice Drilling and Development Organisation (IDDO) Drillers:
 
Louise (Lou) Albershardt.
 
Tanner Kuhl.
 
Mike Jayrad.