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Pure as the Driven Snow

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- (By Lisa Strong-Aufhauser) Even the snow on top of the Greenland ice sheet is not as pure as you’d think. Dr. Joe McConnell from the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, studies the impurities... {Read More »}



Transportation in Support of Science: The LC-130 Hercules

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND– (By Lisa Strong-Aufhauser) We, but even more so, I, spent a lot of time in LC-130 Hercules transport planes operated by the U.S. Air National Guard out of Stratton Air Force Base in New York... {Read More »}



Looking for Ozone Destroyers

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- Drs. Jochen Stutz and Jennie Thomas from UCLA are up at Summit looking for halogens which could be contributing to the destruction of ozone, here at Summit and in other polar areas. The instrument they use for this is a large telescope... {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 »}



Meet the Summit Staff, Pt. 2

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- All of the science up at Summit Camp is made possible by a small group of amazing camp staff. In this second series of videos, meet some of the other staff essential to Summit Camp's operation... {Read More »}



Meet the Summit Staff

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- All of the science up at Summit Camp is made possible by a small group of amazing camp staff. From mechanics to cooks, they keep everything running smoothly. In this series of… {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 »}



Meet an Atmospheric Chemist

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- I caught up with Dr. Jack Dibb, a fixture at Summit Camp since its beginning in 1989. Jack is an atmospheric chemist... {Read More »}



Herc C-130 Flight to Greenland

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- To get to Summit Camp, we fly with the 109th Air National Guard in a Hercules C-130 aircraft. It is definitely not your typical airline experience. {Read More »}



Settling in at Summit

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- On Friday, we had to say goodbye to Tom, who was only up at Summit for the week to run radar profiles between the site where we drilled an ice core last… {Read More »}