*invisible journey

Antarctic Treaty

Posted in Antarctic Treaty by pete on December 15, 2009

Here is a link to the Antarctic Treaty.

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Invisible journey (Arena Paper)

Posted in Conferences and presentations by pete on December 14, 2009

EAS Publications Series

Vol. 33 (2008)
2nd ARENA Conference: The Astrophysical Science Cases at Dome C
Potsdam, Germany, September 17-21, 2007
H. Zinnecker, N. Epchtein and H. Rauer (eds)

Invisible Journey: a Journey through Ice and Time
P. Jeffs and B. Lopez

Abstract :
Abstract
“Invisible journey” is a one million year journey through ice and through time. The project was initiated by a group of scientists and artists at the international ARENA “Large Astronomical Infrastructures at CONCORDIA” conference at Roscoff, October 2006, and obtained the label of the International Polar Year in March 2007. The aim of the “Invisible journey” is to send a message towards the future. This message will take the form of an object which will be deposited in the Antarctic ice-pack. The object will be transported on its slow voyage through the ice-pack, as it migrates from its launch point towards the Antarctic ocean, for a period of ~1 million years. The “Invisible object” is a kind of post-card that we wish to send to our descendants.The messages will be collected from all over the Earth. By this action, we wish to reinforce connections between people, in particular between those of the far North and the far South

Presentation 07.IX.2007

Posted in Conferences and presentations by pete on December 14, 2009

Pdf file of a talk given by Bruno Lopez and Pete Jeffs in September 2007.

IJ_PJBL_07_09_2007

Presentation 09.XII.2009

Posted in Conferences and presentations by pete on December 14, 2009

Link to a copy of Jean-Luc Menut’s presentation of 09.XII.2009, including some of his 3D simulations of the “invisible journey”.

IJ_JLM_09_12_2009

Ice flow

Posted in ice flow by pete on December 14, 2009

Ice flow

Posted in ice flow by pete on December 14, 2009

Elevation Changes in Antarctica Mainly Determined by Accumulation Variabilit
Michiel M. Helsen et al. (2008)

Mass Balance of Polar Ice Sheets
Eric Rignot  and  Robert H. Thomas (2002)

Inland Thinning of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica
Andrew Shepherd,  Duncan J. Wingham,  Justin A. D. Mansley,  Hugh F. J. Corr, (2001)

Widespread Complex Flow in the Interior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Jonathan L. Bamber, David G. Vaughan, Ian Joughin (2000)

Snowfall-Driven Growth in East Antarctic Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise
Curt H. Davis et al. (2005)

Art/WAISD Core Project

Posted in art by pete on December 14, 2009

Anna McKee’s blog. McKee was working in collaboration with the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core Project.
McKee was selected for the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artist and Writers Program to travel to West Antarctica to sketch, photograph, and observe the WAIS Divide Ice Core Project field camp and surrounding ice sheet plateau. The artist intends to create a suite of etchings and multimedia prints based on this source material, which will be exhibited, published in catalog form, and shared with the public through a series of artist talks and school presentations.

According to her website a dominate theme in [McKee’s] work is the portrayal of history and time in the land.  [She] became interested in ice cores after a winter visit to Alaska.  “Scientists use ice cores to determine climate conditions reaching back several hundred thousand years.  I found myself fantasizing about all of the secrets locked in the ice crystal matrices”.

Ice flow

Posted in ice flow by pete on December 14, 2009

Activity Report 2009

Posted in project documents by pete on December 14, 2009

The proposed structure for our 2010 document is as follows :

Activity Report 2009. Title : The invisible journey. (a) summary of the project as defined in 2007 (b) summary of the project goals set out in 2008 (c) summary of results and achievements as of november 2009 (d) The next steps (ie: the campaign for 2010 & 2011) (e) Acknowledgements

Document summaries April 2007, November 2008

Posted in project documents by pete on December 14, 2009

Here below are summaries of the documents already published :

1
Seminar presentation, OCA, April 13, 2007.
Title “The invisible Journey”

(a) What is it ?
(b) Why ?
(c) Precursors and inspirations
(d) Invisible object / journey
(e) art aspects
(f) science aspects
(g) project time-line
(f) finance and sponsorship

2
Presentation ARENA Potsdam November 2007
Title “The invisible journey”

(a) What is it ?
(b) The aim of the project
(c) Sending messages from North to South
(d) Why the antarctic
(e) An ice journey
(f) What route ?
(g) A journey through time
(h) project calendar
(i) An object
(j) Launch site
(k) 5 kinds of messages
(l) Astronomic dating
(m) Logistics
(n) Carbon footprint
(o) Outreach
(p) Who are we?
(q) partners

uploaded by PJ. 14.XII. 2009