Field campaign in the Southern Patagonia Icefield 2013/14

As the second field season of our JSPS project "The role of ice dynamics in the rapid retreat of calving glaciers", we spent a month in the Southern Patagonia Icefield from December 2013 to January 2014. The focus of our field activity this season was lake measurements in front of calving glaciers. The measurements are for better understanding of the interaction between lake water and calving glacier. We visited the lakes of Glaciar Perito Moreno, Upsala and Viedma for water property measurements, lake depth souding and water sampling. We also worked on Glaciar Perito Moreno to continue our study on ice dynamics, thickness change and calving process.
This field campaign was carried out with international collaboration with Pedro Skvarca, Museo del Hielo Patagonico, Argentina, and Nozomu Naito, Hiroshima Institute of Technology. We thank Hielo y Aventura, Prefectura Naval Argentina and Viva Patagonia, for providing logistic support to the field activities.

Glacier research activity

Lake research activity

Life in the field

Glaciers and nature