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Jan Mayen picture dump

I’ve been thinking about that one research cruise in 2012 (Cruise webpage: “Greenland’s frozen coast”) where we passed Jan Mayen and had the chance to see the amazing coast line and glaciers. This post is basically a picture dump from that day. Enjoy!

When we approached Jan Mayen, the first thing we saw were Kelvin Helmholtz instabilities – breaking atmospheric waves.

Coming closer, we saw fog spilling down the coast.

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Fog spilling down the coast of Jan Mayen

And then: glaciers!

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Glacier on Jan Mayen

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Glacier on Jan Mayen

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Glacier on Jan Mayen

For a while we had a huge flock of birds accompanying the boat. Quite an eerie feeling!

I don’t miss the kind of work I used to do in oceanography. It was fun, but I am even happier with what I am doing now. But I do miss going on cruises!