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Stories by Victoria Hill

The Catlin Arctic Survey: Going home

Saying goodbye to friends is always hard, especially when we have spent seven of the most grueling weeks of our lives together. After so long away I had begun to think that my sojourn on the ice was endless, however the final week rolled around surprisingly quickly...

May 10, 2011 — Victoria Hill

The Catlin Arctic Survey: A melting ocean

There have been many media headlines recently concerning the melting of the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, often focused on the opening of the North West Passage and further commercial opportunities in this region...

April 20, 2011 — Victoria Hill

The Catlin Arctic Survey: Thermohaline circulation

If you look at a map of the world and draw a line through London, a latitude of about 50 degrees North and follow this line across the world, you'll see that it passes through southern Siberia and skims the southern shores of Hudson Bay in Canada...

April 18, 2011 — Victoria Hill

The Catlin Arctic Survey: Challenges

Living and working in the high Arctic at this time of year is full of challenges. From the small everyday stuff like sleeping, washing and using the toilet, to the bigger issues that affect our science such as icing up of instruments, freezing of your water samples and keeping a hole in the ice open when the air temperature is -37 o C...

March 28, 2011 — Victoria Hill

The Catlin Arctic Survey: Arrival at ice camp

Once in Resolute Bay you feel like you are at the edge of the world, your view is of nothing but snow covered hills and sea ice. Explorers walking to the North Pole are flown from here to locations northward for their trek across the frozen sea...

March 17, 2011 — Victoria Hill

Destination: Arctic!

Editor's Note: The Catlin Arctic Survey is a unique collaboration among polar explorers and scientists to gather data on the impacts of climate and environmental change in the Arctic.

March 16, 2011 — Victoria Hill
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