Zaria Forman / OVERVIEW
Time & Location
About The Event
12 Miles of the Lincoln Sea in the Arctic Ocean, North of Greenland, beginning at 83°53'33.86"N 59°18'18.37"W and moving South to 83°42'41.77"N 59°24'6.56"W on July 24th, 2017.
Moving at one mile per minute over 12 miles of sea ice, watch the Arctic landscape as seen from the NASA aircraft windows.
This area in the Lincoln Sea usually has some of the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic. NASA’s IceBridge team measures it to study long-term changes in the thickness of the ice. Typically the ice gets pushed up against the coast by the ocean circulation and this creates large pressure ridges, the remnants of which can be seen in some parts of the footage. The bright blue melt ponds on the surface appear in summer. Rough ice creates a trap for melt ponds to form in, so usually the melt ponds are deeper (a few feet at most) in this area of the Arctic because of the topography.
About the artist
Zaria Forman documents climate change with pastel drawings. She travels to remote regions of the world to collect images and inspiration for her work, which is exhibited worldwide. She has flown with NASA on several Operation IceBridge missions over Antarctica, Greenland, and Arctic Canada. She was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, PBS, and BBC. She delivered a TEDTalk, and spoke at Amazon, Google, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, exhibited in Banksy’s Dismaland, and was the artist-in-residence aboard the National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica. Her works have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, and the Smithsonian Magazine. Forman currently works and resides in Brooklyn, NY, and is represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art in New York, NY and Seattle, WA.