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Norway National Report 2007 – 2008

Prepared by: Elisabeth Isaksson
email: elli (at)

Norwegian – US Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica

The field expedition for this international partnership involves scientific investigations along two overland traverses in East Antarctica: one going from the Norwegian Troll Station to the United States South Pole Station in 2007-2008; and a return traverse by a different route in 2008-2009 (Fig 1). This project will investigate climate change in East Antarctica, with the following goals:

The first part of this 2-leg traverse has been completed. Due to technical problems the vehicles were left at 86.80033 deg S, 54.45187 deg E where the traverse will start again in November. The crew was flown into South Pole Jan 20. Altogether 700 m of ice cores were drilled, many snow samples and shallow radar profiles have been collected.
Jan Gunnar Winther from the Norwegian Polar Institute has been the expedition leader and Mary Albert from Dartmouth College and CRRELL has been the US PI and team leader.
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Previous reports – 2007 prior years