Nikko Bayou - CIRES AWS Data Processor
Day two at CIRES involved an in depth meeting with Nikko in his office. There we discussed his most recent trip to Greenland. Nikko Bayou - CIRES - Boulder, CO He explained how the mild winter…
The Big House at Summit Station, Greenland
It' been over a year since I was last in Greenland with Koni and his team, but it seems like a decade ago. The sights and sounds of traveling to such a remote place have left my mind. Occasionally,…
Kangerlussuaq Airport
The journey home was a much smoother experience than the journey here. No volcanoes, no being stranded in two different locations, waiting for the ash to clear. No, it was a very uneventful trip back…
Map showing location of Russell Glacier
Last night, Koni called the local car rental agency and arranged to have a car delivered to us at 9am; we are going to the ice sheet! After a quick breakfast, we jumped in the red Toyota diesel…
View from my room at the KISS building
The first morning back from the field was nice. I didn’t’ have to scramble out of my sleeping bag, put on cold clothes, unzip my tent, and lurch across the seemingly endless snowfield to the Big…
Tent city at midnight - last night at Summit Station
The last night in my tent at Summit was the best night of sleep yet! I finally feel like I could get used to sleeping in minus ten-degree temperatures with the sun up all night long. Tent city at…
The walk to Swiss Tower
It is hard to believe, but today is the last full day at Summit Station and being on the ice sheet. There was a list of items to address today including, Swiss Tower maintenance, BSRN inspection, and…
BSRN - Indirect Solar Radiation instrument
If you recall the first part of the expedition, we serviced and maintained 10 Automated Weather Stations across the Greenland ice sheet. Although there is only one BRSN station on the Greenland ice…
Dr. Konrad Steffen, Director of CIRES
Today’s journal consists of an interview with Dr. Konrad Steffen. Dr. Steffen is the director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) and Professor of Geography at…
So what exactly are the BSRN and AWS and what do they do? Well, in today’s journal, I am going to show you what each instrument on the BSRN and AWS looks like and what it measures. I will also share…
The Big House - Summit Station, Greenland
Summit Station is the home of the Greenland Environmental ObservatoryA location used for observing terrestrial and/or celestial events. (GEOSummit) http://www.geosummit.org/, where year-round…
Very tired huskies at the Sirius Sledge Patrol in Daneborg, Greenland
Sirius Sledge Patrol - Daneborg, Greenland. Today was a day off for us, but began with the loudspeaker blaring some Danish announcement at 7:15am. I was not sure what was being said, but it sounded…