Swiss Polar Institute Website Expedition GLACE


Prince Christian Sund
60°09'N, 43°53'W

Prince Christian Sund is the southernmost area of Greenland. The area hosts small marine terminating glaciers and numerous lakes. Spending two days in the area will provide the opportunity to carry out a detailed hydrographic survey, documenting past climatic variations using lake sediments, and biodiversity/chemistry surveys along coast to land gradients. Being the southernmost part of Greenland, contrasting samples collected here to samples collected at the northernmost part of Greenland (Cape Morris Jessup, NG2) will likely be of particular interest.

Prince Christian Sund (@ Google Earth, click on image for higher resolution)