Sunday, May 6, 2007

Arrived safely in Kangerlussuaq

Here is a photo of Luke Ziemba, a graduate student from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Barry Lefer a professor at the University of Houston (UH). We are part of a team of scientists on our way to Summit, Greenland to study air and snow photochemistry. This blog ( will be written by several of the scientists involved in this experiment. Over the next 6 weeks we hope give you regular updates about the progress of our research and explain more about how it fits into the bigger framwork of Earth Science and Polar research.

Today we finished the first leg of our trip to Summit. We flew in a in a ski equipped C-130 from Scotia, NY to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. There were 25 passengers on the flight flown by the 109th Air National Guard based out of Stratton Air Base.

We stopped here (in Goose Bay, Labrador) at the half-way point for ice cream, coffee, and to re-fuel the plane. After landing in Kangerlussuaq at 1745 we headed over for a quick dinner before repacking the cargo for tomorrows flight.

Tomorrow at 0930 we fly from Kanger to the Summit Ice Camp. More on this tomorrow. Sincerely, Barry and Luke.

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