Seul à nouveau

The first team left yesterday. 3 busy days for Florent, glaciologist, Rémy, photographer, and Stefano, guide. The pack ice in Storfjord has been blown away by the last storm, Florent had to set up his 2 stations in Inglefield Bay where there is still ice. He is measuring the thermal conductivity of the snow, to calculate the sea ice formation speed, and then the quantity of brines rejected. Northern lights, polar bears, first minutes of sun on Vagabond, everything was there... except sea ice. The star of DAMOCLES program is being desired. The cold but strong North-West wind is not helping much to form sea ice thick enough to travel on it with snowmobile, few kilometres offshore. Without enough pack ice, studying Storfjord becomes much more complicate.