Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
"Dark Snow: Investigating Smoke on the Greenland Ice Sheet from a Zero-emission Wind-propelled Sled" by Ross Edwards, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
During 2017, Edwards embarked on an ambitious project to traverse the Greenland ice sheet, taking environmental samples from a zero-emission, wind-propelled, solar-powered sled system: the Inuit WindSled. During the approximately 1,200-kilometer traverse, Edwards collected surface samples of black carbon “smoke” nanoparticles deposited on the ice sheet from fires and fossil-fuel combustion. In this presentation, he will share a personal account of the expedition.