Polar Observations and Processes

Matt Shupe and team install instruments in Greenland

June 17, 2010

icecaps team

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.

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