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Arctic adventures

For my first post I thought I’d share a few memories from my Arctic 2015 adventure. Its coming up to a year since I undertook field work in the Canadian High Arctic with Prof. Valentin R. Troll (Uppsala University) and Dr. Jean Bédard (Geological Survey of Canada) and it was one of the most unforgettable experiences in my life.

We wrote a piece for Geology Today about our trip and why we went there:

Geology Today

I will post some more arctic pictures again soon, but for now here is a picture of me sampling an evaporite dome:


And here is what our base camp looked like for a few days:


Total wilderness, complete with private beach!

Fiord and camp_flycamp1_FMD

And beautiful geological features like these textures in gypsum:

weather in evaporite_flycamp1_FMD

Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands are beautiful places on our planet. We’ve just started our research project about magma-crust interaction in the High Arctic and links to paleo-climate. I will try to keep this site updated with future developments! 🙂