50 Years of Geomorphology
During the decades that Dr. Jesse Walker has been performing research, technology has taken leaps and bounds. The satellite images that depict the Colville River Delta were not available in his first…
Classroom Flag
Temperatures are cooling off in New Orleans, a sign that the first grading period is drawing near, and that it's been over a month since my return from the Arctic. It is remarkable how frequently my…
Barrow Blue
  My final day in Barrow did not see much idle time. Fritz and I hit the field early, in an effort to install a data-logging tripod at our CALM grid. Alas, we were met by road closures, and had…
Muktuk
  I roused my team at 6:00 am for a live chat with my classroom back in New Orleans. Ms. Sledge, my stellar substitute, and Mr. Inocian, my Schwarz tech guru, helped square away 2nd period for…
Shop Talk
After trudging through tussocks, puddles, and muck, traversing tens of kilometers of tundra, and probing hundreds of thaw depths, my final CALM grid was visited today. As if each grid in Prudhoe,…
Science Lab
Today was the first day for students at many North Slope Borough public schools. Tim Buckley, a science teacher at Barrow High School, allowed Kelsey and I to poke around the Whaler's campus for the…
Cessna
  While the Haul Road connects Prudhoe Bay to the rest of the state, the vast majority of towns in the North Slope Borough of Alaska are not accessible by road. So when our field site required…
Josh and Fritz
  Cathy, Kelsey, and I boarded a Barrow-bound plane in Prudhoe Bay this morning. We left Anna and Elliot to finish gathering data at sites across the oil field and back at Toolik Field Station…
Clear Prudhoe
  I’m writing from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, hoping everyone had a great weekend in New Orleans and beyond. We just arrived back in Prudhoe this evening after a final day at Toolik Field Station.…
Toolik Field Station
Aware of the delicate role that weather plays in our flight plans, we awoke this morning to assess the conditions outside. With the skies clear, the prospects looked good for our second day aboard…
Helicopter
  If I had thought that the field sites we had visited thus far were off the beaten path, I was in for an awakening today. For two days, our team will be dropping in on sites so remote they…
Caribou
  First things first, I’d like to welcome all Schwarz staff and students to the first day of school! I hope everyone has stayed dry through the inclement weather, and that all enjoyed their…