by Christoph Kulmann and Greta Sondej
Fig. 1: With a bit of luck, you can see northern lights (Aurora borealis) in the night sky during the training week. Copyright © WikiImages 2012 / Pixabay
Long anticipated and eagerly awaited, our student training week starts in snowy Lapland near Sweden’s northernmost city: Kiruna (from the North Sami “giron”, meaning “snow grouse”).
Bremen Airport is already getting us in the mood for the weather that awaits us in Lapland…
About Ice Cores Part I
by Hanna Sophie Knahl
A transforming icy library slowly descending towards the valley. Glacier in the northeast of Greenland. Photo: Jan Rohde
On earth there is a lot of ice and snow and not only in winter – at least at the moment. At the poles there are huge sheets of ice and in between exist many smaller and larger glaciers on high mountains. Stories are preserved in the ice. Stories from long ago. How this happened and how these stories can be brought to the surface, we will learn in this article.