Today's commentary

Submitted by Lauritz (Greenland), Maria (USA), Ellen (Greenland),and Emil (Denmark)

Well we started our day with a very interested slideshow by one of the teachers who was talking about whales. It was really amazing because we learned a lot about whales and how they live and migrate towards this area.

Kasper tells us about whales
Kasper tells us about whales. Photo by Laura Lukes (2011)

After our teachers interesting speech we headed towards the local weather forecast and learned how all the things role there and how weather forecast is an essential factor for the country (especially for air traffic and scientist/tourist survival in the field). The meteorologist Kristian predicted light rain tomorrow morning using the map he created. We'll see if he was right!

JSEP students at the Danish Meteorological Institute in Kangerlussuaq
JSEP students at the Danish Meteorological Institute in Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Laura Lukes (2011)

Kristian Vedel at the Danish Meteorological Institute
Kristian Vedel at the Danish Meteorological Institute. Photo by Laura Lukes (2011)

Kristian explains weather
Kristian explains weather. Photo by Laura Lukes, 2011

Some of the students went to the KISS warehouse to try on their extreme gear fro travel to Summit and NEEM next week.

Trying on Arctic gear for Summit and NEEM
Trying on Arctic gear for Summit and NEEM. Photo by Laura Lukes (2011)

Later on today we headed to the harbor and looked for some samples according to our research. After we had taken our samples we looked for one of the world’s smallest orchids and relaxed for the rest of the day.

Harbor near Kangerlussuaq
Harbor near Kangerlussuaq. Photo by Laura Lukes (2011)

We also looked at some of our samples and presented our results.

Ole examines minerals found in metamorphic rock samples
Ole examines minerals found in metamorphic rock samples. Photo by Laura Lukes (2011)

Agenda highlights

  1. Guest lecture: Kasper on" Whales in Greenland: Impact of climate"

  2. Visit to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in downtown Kangerlussuaq

  3. Trying on gear for traveling to Summit and NEEM

  4. Field research near the harbor

Today's scientists

Kristian Vedel - Danish Meteorological Institute

Kasper Busk - Government of Greenland

Vocabulary

Tikiusaaq (Greenlandic) - harebell flower

Tacone(American) - taco in a cone served at Zumba in Royal Oak, Michigan

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