FIRN CoVeR Arctic Circle Traverse 2016 - Life on the Ice
Organized by: Darren Hill
Nearing our Goal Total!!!!
March 01, 2016
FIRNCoVeR is a project funded by NASA working in conjunction with CIRES to analyse the changes on the ice sheet of Greenland.
ABOUT ME: I am 100% volunteer (I am not paid). I have five children and a loving wife who support me and my desire to be a part of this world changing activity. I feel passionate about the need to help educate the world about what is happening to our climate and what we can do as individuals. I was invited to participate in this project which is one of the important things happening to our planet. You can find out more about our mission here: http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/firncover/
EDUCATION: We are in need of photography equipment to enhance Global Climate Change education shared with universities, colleges, high schools, middle schools, grade schools and the general public. An international team of Polar Researchers are traversing the Ice Sheets of Greenland for a month to maintain the world's largest Firn Compaction network in history, do ice core drilling to research the run-off associated with climate change along with some other research projects. Part of my role besides being a Snowmobile Mechanic is to film the life of the scientists in their daily life on the ice, dealing with hurricane force winds, traveling hundreds of miles across the ice, temperatures that reach -110F with wind chill, exploring abandoned Radar Stations leftover from the cold war and the edge of the ice sheet itself.
SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT: Our funding will go directly toward the purchase of wind control and protective cases for a donated GoPro camera. It will also fund a Quadcopter that will support the GoPro camera for filming the edge of the ice sheet, ice core drilling and other sciences, our camps relative to the ice sheet to show the scope of the ice sheets (656,000 square miles), the outside of the abandoned Radar Stations, and travel across the ice sheets. It will fund a time lapse camera to show activity around camp. It will fund the various batteries (they suck down real fast in those temps), storage cards, and hard drives for permanent storage.