Point Barnola

Plaque point Barnola ©Jerôme Chappellaz

The EAIIST team deposited the first seismic station at Point Barnola. Six stations will be installed during the trip. They will record the different sounds of the earth: wave, tide, atmospheric circulation, and of course the cracking of the ice cap, which will determine its thickness.

Point Barnola is a new Antarctic landmark in honour of Jean-Marc Barnola, who died early on 21 September 2009. This stele pays tribute to this infinitely kind researcher whose pioneering and founding work has forever changed our understanding of the climate system. Jean-Marc was the first to measure the concentration of CO2 in the air bubbles of ice cores, a result that underpinned the conclusions of the IPCC reports and the global awareness of human influence on climate.

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