She's from Everett, Washington. She is an Earth Sciences major,  with an Environmental Studies minor, at Dartmouth College,  in Hanover, New Hampshire. She will be celebrating her 22nd birthday…
It seems many of you who have been following our "High Arctic Change" adventure have been wondering . . . "What kind of food do you eat in Svalbard?" When I found out where we…
Ironically, the quietest, most reserved, members of our crew have been dubbed,    the "Iceberg Cowboys" by everyone else. This journal entry will introduce you to Phaedra Tinder and Hector…
It's midnight. We have a boat. We have our survival suits. We have water skis.We have what???? That's right! Water skis! Ever since we noticed the water skis at the French station, we just knew…
If you've been following along on our expedition through these journals, or the photo gallery, you may be wondering, "Who are these people?"In the Overview tab, you found out about me, the…
I'm an Earth Science teacher. So, I'm interested in stuff about the Earth, and Earth Science, or Geoscience*. That's why I subscribe to an e-news service called Geology News. (find out more at www…
In the U.S. we go "hiking" on a "trail". Ross Powell is originally from New Zealand. (Read more about Ross in the expedition High Arctic Change '09 *Overview *tab.) He says…
 Note: Much of today's journal information is referenced at the end. There are also several links to more information about Ny Alesund, Svalbard, and Arctic science throughout the journal. Feel free…
It was exciting to get to the airport in Longyearbyen for our flight to our research destination. There are only 2 days a week that there are flights to Ny Alesund, Monday & Thursday. And there…
Before we head off to Ny Alesund and begin our field work, we are required to have Field Safety Training specific to working in Svalbard. Svalbard is an incredible place. It can also be a dangerous…
You may recall an earlier journal entry, "Get Out!", where my advice was to travel as much as you can. Well, here's a look at some Norwegian customs and other things that we are…
We are in the air somewhere over Norway. We've just taken off from Oslo on Scandinavian Air flight 4496, nonstop to Longyearbyen, Svalbard. It's 9 p.m. local time and the sun is still high in the…