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Helicopter Safari for Rocks

ILULISSAT, GREENLAND-- We were there for their first day of scouting near Kangerlussuaq, and had the chance to tag along with scientists Tom Neumann and Paul Bierman again on their last day of science in Greenland, recording this video dispatch... {Read More »}

Meet a Meteorologist

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- Meet Jeff Luxford, a graduate student working with atmospheric chemist and Summit veteran Dr. Jack Dibb. Before graduate school, Jeff worked as a meteorologist for five years, which comes in handy up at Summit when you're working outside all day... {Read More »}

Using Indigenous Plants

QUINHAGAK, ALASKA-- Along with two elders and six students, I journeyed to a field camp near the Yup’ik village of Quinhagak last week. Dr. Kevin… {Read More »}

Into the Wilderness!

UNNAMED LAKE, BROOKS RANGE, ALASKA-- We made it into the wilderness yesterday! Mike Hink of the National Park Service in Kotzebue loaded us all up, and we were promptly confronted with a dead battery in the Cessna 185 float plane... {Read More »}

Like Standing in a Bowl of Rice Krispies

ILULISSAT, GREENLAND-- Lisa and I were alone on the Greenland Ice Sheet while the scientists were doing helicopter surveys of the lakes. It was a gorgeous day when suddenly we heard more cracking and popping from the ice... {Read More »}

At the Lakes on the Ice Sheet

ILULISSAT, GREENLAND-- (By Mary Miller and Lisa Strong-Aufhauser) In this video, we are alone at a science camp where ice cracks can suddenly appear and drain vast lakes in less than an hour... {Read More »}

Cue the Rifle Shot

ILULISSAT, GREENLAND-- At first the scientists weren’t sure what was happening: a loud boom followed by reverberating cracks and pops coming from the direction of the ice-top lake. Then the water in the lake started receding and everyone realized that the ice underneath had opened up and was draining millions of gallons of water before their eyes... {Read More »}

Hägglund Adventure

KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND-- (By Lisa Strong-Aufhauser) While in Kangerlussuaq, I caught a ride on an unusual vehicle going out to pick up our Ice Stories correspondent Billy D’Andrea. I headed out to interview him and see his research site... {Read More »}

Meet a PolarTREC Teacher

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- Meet Craig Beals, a high school teacher from Billings, Montana, working primarily with snow photochemist Dr. Barry Lefer and his group, helping them to collect data... {Read More »}

Greetings from the Alaskan Bush

KOTZEBUE, ALASKA-- Greetings from the Alaskan Bush, and the village of Kotzebue, situated on the northwest coast. Luckily, you’ve missed the worst part of the trip – preparations and packing – and you’re here just in time for the science and adventure... {Read More »}