Study Tour

2016 Geodynamics Seminar Series: Ice-Ocean Interaction

2016 Geodynamics Study Tour Itinerary

June 12 - 21, 2106
Date Travel Activity Night Location
Sunday
Jun-12
Depart BOS 8:45PM (Iceland Air flight #632) red-eye to Iceland plane
Monday
Jun-13
arrive KEF (05:45) > Laugarvatn area pick up vehicles, get provisions, drive to Laugarvatn area via Thingvellir Héraðsskólinn
Tuesday
Jun-14
Laugarvatn > Myr ice cap (Pakgil Campsite) drive to Fulfoss in AM, drive to campground at Myr ice cap, camp in PM Pakgil Campsite
Wednesday
Jun-15
Myr ice cap glaciers, hiking Pakgil Campsite
Thursday
Jun-16
Myr ice cap > Skaftafell National Park drive to Skaftafell National Park; short hikes,  set up camp Skaftafell National Park
Friday
Jun-17
Skaftafell National Park glacier day hike, boat tour on Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon Skaftafell National Park
Saturday
Jun-18
Skaftafell National Park drive to Jökulsárlón lagooon, South coast river/icebergs on beach Skaftafell National Park
Sunday
Jun-19
Skaftafell National Park >  RKV drive RKV in AM, stop at Selfoss geyser en route, PM in RKV B14 Guest House, Reykjavik
Monday
Jun-20
RKV > KEF depart RKV AM  / Reykjanes Peninsula /mid Atlantic ridge/hot springs PM B14 Guest House, Reykjavik
Tuesday
Jun-21
KEF flight #633 > BOS (depart 5:40PM, arrive 7:15PM) return rental vehicles, fly home n/a

 

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Laura Stevens leaps over a stream of meltwater atop the Greenland Ice Sheet. Stevens, a graduate student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, was lead author of a new study that identified a surprising trigger mechanism that causes large cracks to split open the bottoms of supraglacial lakes. The study was published in the prestigious scientific journal "Nature". (Photo by Sarah Das, WHOI)