Year-round research gets boost at summit of Greenland Ice Sheet
A successful pilot project has added support for locating a year-round interdisciplinary environmental observatory at the 3200-m summit of the Greenland ice sheet (Figure 1). Such a facility will enable numbers of European and U.S. scientists to make continuous measurements at a unique, high elevation, Northern Hemisphere location (Figure 2). From August 1997 through April 1998 a pilot winter-over program of atmospheric and snow measurements was carried out, in part to test the feasibility of a longer-term year-round facility Year-round measurements are expected to resume in the summer of 2000.
Earth Sciences, Earth Systems Research Center
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
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Bales, R. C., and J. E. Dibb (1999), Year-round research gets boost at summit of Greenland Ice Sheet, Eos Trans. AGU, 80(5), 51–51, doi:10.1029/99EO00040.
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