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.
Almost 100 people turned out for the Running of the Moskus 5-K and half marathon race in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Aug. 18.
Jasmine Saros of the University of Maine is studying diatoms in Greenland, tiny, single-celled algae, to better understand the impacts of climate change.
Check out a recent photo submission to see for yourself how magnificent the Arctic region can be. Interested in making a life change or trying a new adventure? Get in touch!
Here's the poster for the Kangerlussuaq 1Ž2 Marathon and 5K Fun Run that we are hosting August 19. All race profits will be donated to the Kangerlussuaq School. We would really appreciate your support!
This time of year, it's impossible to keep up with the U.S. National Science Foundation's program of research in the Arctic - there's action everywhere! For now, enjoy these tidbits from our colleagues around Greenland.
Oh to be in Kanger now that the fine summer weather is here. Steve's picking up dinner, and the rest are resting on the back deck, undeterred by the mosquitoes.
Last week in Kangerlussuaq, when the C-5 landed with 32 pallets of cargo, people turned out. With 103,000 pounds of program materials in its hold, the arrival of the C-5a meant forklifts and cargo handlers were busy out there in the yard for a few hours.
Armchair travellers: you have not visited Greenland until you've done so through Ed Stockard's camera lens. Visit his flickr site for yourself to see what our teams have the good fortune of experiencing.
The main NSF logistics operation in Greenland resumed last week with the arrival of the Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing to Kangerlussuaq, bringing research teams, CH2M HILL Polar Services staff, and Kellyville radar site technicians to the world’s largest island.
Ed Stockard wrote on Monday with the good news that a big sunspot erupted over the weekend, sending solar radiation toward Earth. Sunspots fire the aurora, which has been extremely active, making Ed extremely happy.
Mark Begnaud and Ed Stockard have been in Greenland for weeks now, repairing tents, shipping items to the east coast that will be needed, and preparing the small generators, cook kits and survival bags for issue to researchers heading into the field in a few months.
When Dartmouth College graduate student Simone Whitecloud landed in Greenland this July, 70-degree temperatures and mosquito-free skies greeted her. It was an auspicious start for the Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Ed Stockard sent pictures of the seasonal close-out in Kangerlussuaq. To celebrate the end of the season, CPS hosts a barbeque on the banks of Lake Fergusson. The last flight of the 2009 science season departed Greenland in the early morning of August 30. But we're not quite done.