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"Taking part in Antarctica's incredible scenery and nature is a unique experience"

Published: 31 March 2022

The university's snow researcher Johan Casselgren spent 42 days at a research station in Antarctica. Now he is back and shares in a filmed lecture with him the experience of researching and living in Antarctica.

"Taking part in Antarctica's incredible landscape and nature is truly a unique experience that very few get to experience," says Johan Casselgren

During his time there, Johan was part of many exciting and interesting days, and although the trip offered a lot of sun, he also got to experience how strong the wind can be in Antarctica when a storm lasted a full eleven days.

- The wind speeds were really enormous and even the vulnerability became very noticeable. It affects a lot, says Johan Casselgren.

But on the days when the weather allowed, measurements were made of the snow, where one of the goals was to investigate the snow structure on top of the snow, where they wanted to test to measure the unevenness. To help, they had a laser sensor that Johan Casselgren was involved in and developed during his doctoral education. They also collected information about the density of the snow cover in several different places that will be analyzed together with satellite data, in collaboration with Stockholm University.

- Something I reflected on was that it was warmer than I thought. Between -5 ° C to -10 ° C. It can only get a little worried about the climate. However, we were there in the summer, which means that it should be warmer as it can be below -60 ° C in the winter, says Johan Casselgren.

If you want to see and learn more about the trip to Antarctica, you can see the entire Johan Casselgrens lecture below.

Snow research in Antarctica

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Johan Casselgren

Casselgren, Johan - Associate Professor

Organisation: Experimental Mechanics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 491409