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Notes from the Field

Persevering Through the Storm

April 21st, 2015 by Greenland Aquifer Expedition team
 A gloomy day in Kulusuk.

A gloomy day in Kulusuk.

The past week has presented many successes and challenges for the team in the field. The weather has been a huge issue, not only in helicopter load delays, but also in being able to perform the science needed. The team has been hit with over 2 meters of snow and up to 40-knot winds in the time they’ve been there. This even includes covering Josh’s mountain tent entirely with snow, though he has now moved into a larger Arctic Oven tent joining Clem and Kip. It has slowed them down, but not stopped them in the slightest. They have persevered through the storm and fully completed the drilling, hydrology, and radar work at the first site. Another meter of snow is expected throughout the rest of today (April 19) and tomorrow. Our team plans on continuing to dig out and make measurements no matter what Mother Nature throws at us next.

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2 Responses to “Persevering Through the Storm”

  1. Michiel says:

    iWS was completely snowed in last week (no more wind speed…), but appears to have emerged again.

    Stay safe!

    All the best from Utrecht,


  2. Lora says:

    Michiel, hopefully we will get to the iWS in August. Can’t wait to see the data!