Matt Shupe and team install instruments in Greenland
June 17, 2010
Matt Shupe and a team of researchers spent most of May and part of June at Summit, Greenland, 10,000 feet high in the middle of the Greenland Ice Sheet. As part of a 5-year National Science Foundation grant, they installed a powerful suite of climate and weather instruments to better understand how clouds contribute to rapid warming and melting in the region.
Additional information and a blog detailing their adventure can be found at: http://cires.colorado.edu/blogs/shupe/?p=1
Did you know...
- The Arctic Basin is one of the driest parts of the Arctic. Most of the Basin receives less than 10 inches of precipitation per year, qualifying it as a desert.