Dronning Maud Land, DML, 2021/22
The expedition DML 2021/22 consists of three parts: two research projects and logistics work at the research stations Wasa and Svea. During the expedition, construction of a garage, repair of electricity and gas pipelines and installation of greywater drains will be carried out. In addition, improvements will be implemented at Wasa based on the studies that the construction researcher Dag Haugum conducted last year.
Six researchers from Stockholm University, Aarhus University in Denmark, the University of Gävle and Luleå University of Technology participate in DML 2021/22.
Radar penetration and scattering from snow and ice
The research project is led by Ian Brown, Associate Professor in Earth Observation (EO) at Stockholm University. The researchers intend to use "ground truthing" for satellite-borne snow lines, in order to be able to study processes in snow via satellite images. The work takes place around Wasa and between Wasa and Svea.
- Ian Brown, Associate Professor in Earth Observation, Stockholm University, Sweden. Principal Investigator, PI, for the research project Radar penetration and scattering from snow and ice.
- Andrew Mercer, Assistant Professor, University of Gävle, Sweden
- Johan Casselgren, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Ian Brown, Associate professor in Earth Observation at Stockholm University, leads one of two research groups that will conduct an expedition in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, starting in December.
The research project MAGIC-DML is led by Arjen Stroeven, Professor in Physical Geography at Stockholm University. The project aims to constrain past variations in thickness of the Antarctic ice sheet, and is a continuation of the expeditions 2016/17 and 2017/18. This season, the research team intends to visit nunataks in Vestfjella, Kirwanveggen, and Heimefrontfjella, to connect the two previous expeditions.
- Arjen Stroeven, Professor in Physical Geography, Stockholm University, Sweden. Principal Investigator, PI, for the research project MAGIC-DML.
- Jane Lund Andersen, Postdoc, Aarhus University, Denmark.
- Martim Mas e Braga, PhD student, Stockholm University, Sweden
The research project MAGIC-DML is led by Arjen Stroeven, Professor in Physical Geography at Stockholm University. The project seeks answers to how Antarctica will develop in a future warmer climate.
News about the expedition
22 Nov 2021 The bedrock can tell how Antarctica has changed
Two research projects are participating during this year's Antarctic Expedition DML 2021/22, which the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat organises. One of these projects is looking for answers to how Antarctica will develop in a future warmer climate. Part of the answer lies in bedrock and moving blocks that the ice sheet brought with it.
01 Nov 2021 Expedition will validate satellite measurements of the Antarctic ice sheet
Ian Brown, Associate professor in Earth Observation at Stockholm University, leads one of two research groups that will conduct an expedition in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, starting in December. The goal is to better understand the uncertainty in satellite measurements of the ice sheet and what it depends on.
25 Oct 2021 Wasa has been equipped with living modules for fieldwork
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat has equipped the Antarctic research station Wasa with three living modules. The living modules offer fast protection against weather and wind, a warm sleeping place, the opportunity to heat food and load technical equipment.