1993 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 3rd prize

Philippe Bourseiller & Arnaud de Wildenberg


01 January, 1992

Following similar expeditions on a smaller scale, French scientists and explorers joined forces in the Inlandsis expedition to Greenland. In a world of ice and snow undisturbed for centuries, the explorers entered deep shafts formed by subterranean rivulets of melting ice. By descending to a depth of 157m - a world record - expedition leader Janot Lamberton went some 2,000 years back in time. Samples taken at various levels provided information about the climate and pollution of different periods. The scientific research also included work on the ice-cap and under water at the foot of icebergs.

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Philippe Bourseiller & Arnaud de Wildenberg

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