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15 February 2016 Why is Iceland Green and Greenland Made of Ice?
When I mentioned that I was going to Iceland, the question I was asked the most was: How did the countries get their names if Iceland is green and Greenland is mostly ice? After thinking and…
14 February 2016 Geothermal Power Plants, Geothermal Pools and The Blue Lagoon!
Wow, what a hotbed of activity! My flight arrived at Icelands Keflavik International Airport at 8:30am so I decided that there was no time like the present to check out one of Icelands most famous…
14 February 2016 Icelandic Natural History: Vikings and The Last Tree Standing
A Brief History of Iceland It is believed that Iceland remained uninhabited by humans longer than most places on Earth. Then, around 800 AD, the Norsemen began to build ships that could safely carry…
13 February 2016 Am I going to Iceland?
Putting aside the question of, "Am I going to the Arctic?"... The better question is, "Am I going to Iceland?" My bus from East Hampton to Queens New York arrived on time, and the taxi was waiting!…
14 February 2016 Where in the World Is...Iceland? Examining the Evidence!
It’s interesting that there are several different definitions for where “The Arctic” begins. Let’s put Iceland to the test, and you can decide if I’m actually in the Arctic…..or not…. Definition…
13 February 2016 Where In The World Is Iceland?
Location...Location...Location! “Hey, any interest in going to Iceland?” asked Katie Farmer, a friend and co-worker at Springs School asked me back in December. “Maybe….” And, after a quick…
14 September 2014 Changes In Atitudes, Changes In Latitudes, Nothing Remains Quite The Same.....
We're Not In Barrow Anymore... 19° 34 N, 65° 34 W. ~20 miles North of the Eastern end of Puerto Rico. Ship Speed 11.5 knots. Clouds over the beautiful blue sea near where the Caribbean meets the…
4 September 2014 The Chukchi Sea Is Boiling!
Lab bound! We’ve been lab-bound now since last Friday’s trip out across Barrow Canyon. The wind came up on Saturday and didn’t relent. Most recently, we have been experiencing about 30-35 knot winds…
6 September 2014 What's Your Inner Spirit? A momentary pause from the research to explore native traditions.
Exploring Traditional culture in Alaska at UAF's Museum of the North! While attending the PolarTREC Orientation for educators and researchers this past February, we spent several hours exploring…
2 September 2014 Warning: Hazardous Weather Conditions Can Lead To Twinkie's and Bacon!
Gale Warning! From the NOAA National Weather Service: Hazardous Weather Conditions off the coast of Barrow. Gale Warning in Effect from September 2, 02:30 PM AKDT until September 3, 04:00 AM AKDT…
1 September 2014 And the wind blows!
The wind was howling outside today. We sat in our snug lab while sheets of rain bearing ice pellets pelted against the windows. The Chukchi Sea is very angry, with big rollers breaking on a narrow…
26 August 2014 Springs School Styrofoam Cup vs. Deep Sea Pressure Challenge: Part 2
Back In The Groove in Barrow! We’re back in the groove here in Barrow, with the normal cycling pattern of work days on the boat punctuated by (multiple) weather days when it is too rough to work at…