Benign weather last week led to perfect conditions for launching instrumented balloons at the NSF-funded research station in the middle of Greenland's ice sheet. We heard from science technicians at Summit, Marci Beitch (PFS) and Jason Johns (NOAA), who were suitably impressed by the flight.
Last year, Field Notes introduced you to Jasmine Saros, a lake ecologist from the University of Maine investigating if tiny freshwater diatoms can offer clues on what impact climate change may have on Arctic freshwater lake ecosystems.
This week, world leaders met in New York for the U.N. Climate Summit to advance climate action. Concurrently, the New York Times and other media outlets published a series of stories and video about the impacts of a warming Arctic.
In Mark Twickler’s world, “small” is relative. When it comes to a new ice core drill that’s being developed and tested by a team of specialized engineers from the Ice Drilling Design and Operations group (IDDO), small means about 20,000 pounds.
Sharing information about the research we help support is an exciting part of our role as a National Science Foundation logistics provider, and this time of year, it's difficult to keep up with all the news coming from the field.
The GrIT operations team is nearly “home.” After making impressive mileage all last week, the team was approximately a day away from Thule, according to Project Manager Geoff Philips. All indications suggest the team will reach Thule Monday, June 2.
Associate Professor Jason Briner and Gifford Miller, Fellow and Associate Director of University of Colorado’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, are analyzing fossilized Arctic moss that has been buried under ice for thousands of years to garner clues about the region's climate history.
Good travel conditions and a lack of mechanical issues has made for smooth travels for the Greenland Inland Traverse (GrIT) team as it makes its way back to Thule.
The Mobile Science Facility at Summit Station was constructed by the National Science Foundation to rest on skis so that it could be repositioned and relocated. Occasionally it is moved to suit the needs of the experiment(s) it contains.
A new interdisciplinary collaborative funded by the National Science Foundation has put out a call for membership. The network, known as Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability (Arctic-FROST), is part of the Sustainability, Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainibility (SEES) network.