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24 July 2011 Have You Ever Eaten Raw Narwhal? Been Chased By Musk Ox? Walked on The Edge of A Glacier?
Our last day in Kangerlussuaq was exciting. We wanted to experience it all. Brandon got us dinner reservations for the Greenlandic Buffet at the RoKlubben Restaurant. We were interested to try all…
23 July 2011 We Are Off The Ice!
It was sad to leave all the friends we made at Summit Station but I am looking forward to heading home. Brandon Strellis, Kevin McMahon and Hannah James. Photo by Lance Roth. Hannah James Climbing…
22 July 2011 Our Last Full Day On the Ice – Some of My Favorite Pictures That Didn’t Make It Into My Journals
In today’s journal entry, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos that didn’t make it in my other journal entries. Did you know that scientists from other countries help each other out and…
21 July 2011 Ozonesonde Soars 20 Miles Above the Greenland Ice Sheet
Once a week, the science technicians launch an ozone sensor attached to a helium balloon to measure the amount of ozone in the air. This sensor is called an ozonesonde. This week, our ozone sensor…
20 July 2011 Lots of Snow Makes Packing Difficult. PolarCONNECT was the highlight of the day!
Wow, I am worn out. We did a lot of packing today. Much of the time we were outside digging up instruments out of the snow or putting our snow samples into ice core boxes to keep them very cold.…
19 July 2011 Our Last Day of Sampling and Some Very Cold Fingers
Kevin McMahon holding the last snow sample of the season. Photo by Hannah James. Today was our last day of sampling. The weather was beautiful. I needed to take 5 snow layer samples today. After…
18 July 2011 High School Students – Are You Interested In Science and Do Like to Meet People?
Today, we got the chance to share our research with high school students from Denmark, Greenland and the United States. They are part of the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) and they do field…
17 July 2011 Backlit Snow Pit
Today, we continued to collect air and snow samples to learn more about aerosols. After our work, we helped Lance and Kris dig a backlit snow pit. Actually, by the time we arrived, Lance and Kris…
16 July 2011 Meet the Air Instruments - Is that a Polar Bear?
As you know from my earlier journals, we are studying the particles that are floating in the air and also landing on the snow. I have written about how we collect the particles that have landed on…
15 July 2011 Human and Robot Visitors To Summit Station - Watch The Plane Land on The Ice
Our camp size has doubled! Journalists and photographers have come to Summit Station for the day and interviewed Brandon, Hannah, and me about the work we are doing at Summit. I was worried that…
14 July 2011 Revising the Procedures of Our Experiment (and Snowmobiling on The Greenland Ice Sheet!)
Have you figured out the mistake that I made with our tent experiment? I wish you all were here to help me out. Well, after I finished the experiment yesterday, I wondered if making the tents…
13 July 2011 Why Are Those Arctic Oven Tents Yellow? - The Results Are In (and the Igloo is Complete!)
Wow, what a beautiful morning. For the last few days, we have had total cloud cover. Finally, we have a sunny day to test our 6th grade experiment! If you read my July 12, 2011 journal, you know…