Notes From Summit Station

Katrine Gorham, the Polar Field Services science project manager at Greenland's Summit Station, has been keeping busy participating in PolarTREC's Polar Connect, helping wrap up the summer field season and usher in the fall crew, and documenting the experience. Recently she sent some images our way.

The Summit population is five folks now, all of whom are settling into a routine, reports Ed Stockard, Summit Station Manager. Last week temperatures ranged between -7C and -30C, with winds from the NE averaging about 10 knots. Reports Ed: "Much of the week seemed unusually warm for this time of year."

The Summit crew has daily tasks that include keeping the year-round science experiments and the station infrastructure running, making water, conducting work and safety meetings, recording weather, maintaining equipment, and more.