Latest Pen Hadow Stories

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Changes within the seawater beneath the floating sea ice may be accelerating change in the Arctic and beyond London (PRWeb UK) January 26, 2011 A "Ëœthin blue line' of fresh water immediately beneath the Arctic sea ice may hold the key to understanding changes in ocean current s that influence the prevailing climate of Europe and the East Coast of North America. The Catlin Arctic Survey announced today that its team of polar explorers and scientists will be heading to the Arctic...

2010-03-16 10:18:40

A team made up of British scientists and explorers have set out on a journey to investigate rising sea levels in the Arctic Ocean, an arduous journey that will take them across more than 300 miles of sea ice in conditions that are expected to reach -100 degrees Fahrenheit after factoring for wind chill. Leading the team will be Ann Daniels, a renowned explorer who was a member of the first all-female teams to reach both the North and South Poles. Daniels is currently serving as the head of...

2009-10-15 15:15:00

A team of researchers report that the Arctic ice cap could be non-existent during the summer months 20 to 30 years from now. Pen Hadow led the Catlin Arctic Survey team that explored the Arctic ice cap for 73 days. The team took more than 6,000 measurements during March and May in order to reach their conclusions on the condition of the Arctic ice cap. They traveled 290 miles, beginning in northern Canada, documenting ice thickness, density and depth. Based on their observations, the team...

2009-05-05 13:22:08

A re-supply flight on Tuesday finally reached the camp of three UK explorers surveying the Arctic ice who were down to just over 3 ounces of food rations each per day, BBC News reported. The ice camp, set up by researchers Pen Hadow, Ann Daniels and Martin Hartley, were forced to endure the meager rations after several repeated attempts to land new food stocks were delayed due to extreme weather conditions. The Catlin Arctic Survey explorers usually consume enough food to give them about...

2009-04-17 15:35:00

Three British explorers trekking to the North Pole to assess how fast the Arctic ice sheets are melting said they were astonished at how little permanent ice they have discovered. The team began their 620-mile walk from Canada's Arctic to the North Pole in early March, and had set down in an area scientists were sure would contain permanent multiyear ice. But so far, the average depth of the ice has been slightly less than 6 feet, indicating the team was finding mainly first year ice that...

2009-04-14 09:50:00

British explorers hiking the Arctic sea-ice are out of luck after more technical problems have caused them to resort to old-fashioned techniques to carry out their research. Both a radar device to measure the ice thickness and a satellite communications unit are still not working on Day 44 of the trek, even though the devices were sent to the U.K. for repairs and then redelivered last week to the team. The explorers are now drilling more sampling holes than planned, which means they are...

2009-04-09 10:50:00

British explorers studying the Arctic are struggling with a series of technical problems after enduring ferocious weather, BBC News reported. The crew has been dealing with breakdowns and uncertainties involving its portable radar device, known as Sprite, which is designed to make millions of measurements of the ice thickness. Additionally, the ship's SeaCat, an instrument meant to measure the temperature and salinity of the water beneath the ice-cap, is also malfunctioning. However, other...

2009-03-25 12:23:18

A team of researchers from the UK who set off to measure the thickness of Arctic sea-ice that floats toward to the North Pole have been stuck battling extreme weather that has slowed their progress, BBC News reported. After landing on the ice three weeks ago, researchers Pen Hadow, Martin Hartley and Ann Daniels have experienced temperatures as low as -40C with wind chill. However, the weather has currently turned in their favor and the Catlin Arctic Survey team is now covering more than 6...

2009-03-01 15:05:00

Renowned Arctic explorer Pen Hadow and two companions have set out on a grueling 90-day trek to the North Pole, collecting data along the way to determine precisely how fast the Arctic sea-ice is melting, according to the London-based Catlin Arctic Survey. The British explorers were dropped onto the ice by plane about 668 miles off the northern coast of Canada on Saturday. The data the team collects will augment satellite and submarine observations and help experts create a modeling of the...

2009-02-11 13:17:22

A team of polar researchers left London on Wednesday for northern Canada, where they will begin their journey to the Arctic to survey Arctic sea ice in hopes of gaining a better understanding about climate change in the region. Once they reach Canada, Ann Daniels, 44, and Pen Hadow, 46, will assemble their kit before taking another flight to the Arctic for the start of their mission on February 27. Accordinf to an AFP report, the explorers are joined by polar photographer Martin Hartley....

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