Have you ever wondered how polar scientists do it? How do they really know if the planet is losing vast quantities of ice anyway? You can use pictures from satellites to monitor the surface from year to year, but the vast majority of ice is hidden from view, buried beneath the surface in some of the most inhospitable and
Libertyville High's Mark Buesing working with NASA in Greenland. Veteran Libertyville High School science teacher Mark Buesing packed some cold-weather gear and headed to glacier-filled Greenland, where he is part of a NASA mission to study ice in both of our planet's polar regions.
In mid-April 2012, five teachers from Denmark, Greenland, and the United States, were given the experience of a lifetime. The teachers lived, worked, and flew alongside airborne polar scientists in Greenland, and saw firsthand how remote data are collected on NASA’s Operation IceBridge. In the process, the experience provided the educators with better tools to teach students about science. Read
This PolarConnect Event was held on 19 August 2010 with PolarTREC Teacher, Jim Pottinger, Nicolas Bayou (PhD Student at CIRES University of Colorado at Boulder), Katrine Gordham (Science Project Manager with Polar Field Services), John Augustine (NOAA), and Ken Jensen (Station Manager, CH2MHILL). They talked about living and working at Summit Station, including information about the Automatic Weather Station project