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Archive for May, 2008

Getting Ready for Greenland

To do field research on top of two miles of ice, you've got to be prepared. Here's what I'm packing. {Read More »}

Arctic Winter Gives Way to Spring

BARROW, ALASKA-- The seemingly endless circumnavigation of the earth around the sun has come to that point in the journey again where the Arctic region… {Read More »}

Why Paleoclimate?

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND-- Here's an example of something that inspires me to try to reconstruct past climate. {Read More »}

Harbinger of Eternal Daylight

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- The snow only just melted in interior Alaska last week. Signs of spring abound here: the sky is light for almost twenty hours… {Read More »}

Next Sunset: August 2nd

BARROW, ALASKA-- (By Robyn Higdon) Barrow always surprises me, and makes me feel silly in my expectations. I was last here in August, 2007, for… {Read More »}

Scouting for Sites & Shooting in Snow

BARROW, ALASKA-- (By Robyn Higdon) Today the work started for real. We met with scientists, arranged for a car, and started to scout locations for… {Read More »}

Outfitting the Adventure

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- Scientists that travel to the Arctic to conduct their research have learned that proper planning can be the difference between having a successful… {Read More »}

Land of the Midnight Sun

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- The adventure of working in the Arctic supporting scientific research has begun. After a long day of connecting flights I finally made it… {Read More »}

Living the Dream

BARROW, ALASKA– Since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated with the past. In this video, I describe the fulfillment of my lifelong dream to work as an archaeologist in the Arctic. {Read More »}

The Arctic Journey Begins

EL PASO, TEXAS-- "You have got to be kidding me." That is what goes through your mind when you literally have to go to the… {Read More »}