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It’s the Snow, Stupid!

RECOVERY LAKE 'B', ANTARCTICA-- It's the snow, stupid! …that determines many factors for this traverse, that is. For instance, the changing snow surface impacts our fuel consumption quite a bit. In softer snow, the four vehicles use much more fuel... {Read More »}



Snow Freaks

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- Working in the snow all day takes a certain type of skill set: digging skills, drilling skills, and snowmobile driving skills. It also helps to love what you do... {Read More »}



Shoveling Snow

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- The start of our research involves digging, and lots of it. Luckily we had some great weather, and a whole crew of motivated diggers... {Read More »}



End of the Pits

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- On Friday, we finished up our big 3 meter pit. We had to dig out the last little bit of it, which Maria and Elyse were able to do by sawing out blocks and carrying them out of the pit. We’ve done density, air permeability... {Read More »}



Trolling for Tubes

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- Today was one of those days that makes me feel so lucky to be up here at Summit Camp, working in the snow. It was beautiful, sunny, and warm, with brilliant blue… {Read More »}



It’s the Pits

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- We started the major task of our field season today: digging and sampling a three meter snow pit. This pit is located about a half mile outside of camp, in an area… {Read More »}