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  • Greenland Snow Studies | PolarTREC
    went trekking for the day The layers of schist with the garnets were a goal of the hike But along the way was incredible evidence of glaciology from the numerous ponds and lakes to the smoothed surface of the metamorphic rocks showing the striations etched into the rock as the former ice scoured the valley To me every rock was a keeper Goodness it was hard not to bring home large samples So I took pictures instead notice Read Journal 3 June 2007 Last full day at Summit It has been a quick three weeks and now it is time to get ready to leave here The Hercules LC130 will be here tomorrow to pick up the science cargo personal gear and those who are leaving camp Others will be coming to take our place packing up the drill Today was a packing up and moving day At the core drilling and processing site there was the need to bring back equipment and cores take down the temporary wind breaks clean out the tents and dig out the tents from accumulated drifted snow Then another group came out to help move the three tents for the next group that is Read Journal 3 June 2007 for GPS and GIS fans everywhere I have been taking my GPS where ever I go and Summit is no exception I really do like to see where I am especially when flying on airplanes Only once did I have a flight within the US where I could access a GPS unit in the seat in front of me and that was awesome So I just carry my own GPS with me I am going to give waypoints for Summit camp buildings and pictures of those structures in this journal for anyone who would like to use them Some structures are temporary and I have not included them Assume that the coordinates are given as lat long in decimal degrees My tent 72 Read Journal 2 June 2007 14 degrees F I have been dressing in multiple layers from head to toe to keep warm But on Saturday June 2 the wind was low not enough to turn the windmill the sky was almost cloudless and air pressure was rising Our temperature reached 14F a heat wave Midmorning I went to my tent to shed clothing and wore jeans with one layer of long underwear and even a t shirt Now if I was at home in Idaho 14F wouldn t seem like a heat wave It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Greenland And with the high pressure I found myself walking without heaving breathing Then to add another component Read Journal Expedition Resources Scientific Research in an Extreme Environment Lesson Antarctic More than a week Middle School and Up Download and Share Overview The journal assignment involves students in current science research Through the teacher s journals they will learn about how the research teams work together design their research tools that are

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  • Jo Dodds | PolarTREC
    Researcher Webinar Researcher FAQ Why Host a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here Preexisting Relationships Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Members Jo Dodds Member Details Name Jo Dodds Occupation Teacher Organization O Leary Junior High School Location Twin Falls ID United States Expeditions Greenland Snow Studies About Jo Dodds has taught earth science at O Leary Junior High School Twin Falls Idaho for the past 22 years Ms Dodds loves teaching about our dynamic Earth especially volcanism seismology plate tectonics the environment and life in extreme environments Some of her other interests includes birding cross country skiing and traveling especially to areas of active volcanoes and glaciers Resources Title Type Scientific Research in an Extreme Environment Lesson Ice Cores Modeling Ice Sheets Lesson From Water to Ice Article Journals Title 6 June 2007 Russell Glacier Read Journal 5 June 2007 Lake Ferguson Read Journal 3 June 2007 Last full day at Summit Read Journal 3 June 2007 for GPS and GIS fans everywhere Read Journal 2

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  • Bering Sea Predators | PolarTREC
    polar researchers both in the Arctic and Read Journal 29 May 2007 Ice Seal Research Aboard the Healy Most people s vision of scientists is men in white lab coats On the Healy the only people wearing white coats are the seal team a group of four men and one woman from the National Marine Mammals Laboratory based in Seattle Washington They are a very fun group to be around but then again I m biased as one of my first off ramps in life was working with Pacific Walrus So anyone that works with Pinnipeds seals and walrus must be fun We had a special treat yesterday and got to watch the seal team spring into action and head out to sea to catch seals Here are the members of the Read Journal 28 May 2007 Science on the Healy Science aboard the Healy is not just random With Chief Scientist Jackie Grebmeier the research plan takes shape and becomes a coordinated effort so that everyone aboard the ship can conduct his or her research A well planned effort is needed since the ship is expensive to operate I heard about 40 minute yes a minute Chief Scientist Jackie Grebmeier For this particular cruise most of the research projects are conducted at stations or specific pre determined points in the Bering Sea The ship has a chart of all the stations over 100 and they work their way from one station Read Journal 27 May 2007 Life on a Floating City The USCGC Healy Sometime late Friday afternoon a man in an orange suit just suddenly appeared at the Gambell lodge Vince the helicopter manager for the Healy was there to pick several of us from Gambell and whisk us away to the Healy someplace offshore about 50 miles south of the community I was going with three other people Kathy Turco Alaska s Spirit Speaks Sound Science Art Howard a videographer with Polar Palooza and Bobby Ungwiluk a senior at John Apangalook School We went with Vince to the airport and waited for our ride The helicopter had already made one flight from Read Journal 26 May 2007 Re acquaintance with Gambell Alaska Part 2 Whenever I travel I like to learn as much as I can about a place before I go This is so I don t spend so much time trying to learn the basics and can really learn more about the place Consequently our bookshelf at home is filled with various guide books reference books and maps about places that I have traveled to and or places that I dream about going too J When I learned that I was going to return to Gambell I dug out my old map of St Lawrence Island and did a Google search on the community All this was an effort to re acquaint myself with Gambell As we were flying in from Read Journal Expedition Resources Bering Sea Predators on the Healy Icebreaker Event Arctic Live

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  • Janet Warburton | PolarTREC
    a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here Preexisting Relationships Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Members Janet Warburton About Janet Warburton is a Project Manager for the PolarTREC program at the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States ARCUS Ms Warburton has managed the education programs at ARCUS since 2000 and in that time has helped send dozens of teachers on research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic Ms Warburton has lived and worked across the state of Alaska and now lives outside of Fairbanks with her young family and a menagerie of animals Any spare time she has is devoted to sleeping playing with her children or playing in the great outdoors Member Details Name Janet Warburton Occupation Project Manager Organization ARCUS Location Fairbanks AK United States Website PolarTREC Expeditions Bering Sea Predators Member Journals Title 22 December 2014 Special PolarConnect Event Read Journal 28 May 2010 Off to the Amazon Read Journal 5 May 2010 PolarTREC Orientation and ShareFair Read Journal 29 May 2007 Ice

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  • Arctic Tundra Dynamics | PolarTREC
    just over 10 days Second place was only Read Journal 23 February 2009 Polar TREC two years later It has been a while since I wrote one of these Two years ago I was here in Fairbanks preparing for what would be one of the most exciting summers of my life A lot has happened in those two years but the excitement is still in the air as a new group of teachers prepare for their own TRECs Project manager Janet Warburton is preparing a new group of teachers for their upcoming Polar TREC I have been invited back to help prepare this new group by sharing my experiences from the last two years The snow is a little deeper this year but 0 F doesn t feel any different than it did two Read Journal 21 August 2007 My Polar Reflection Polar TREC Reflection Five weeks is just long enough to get a taste of life as a researcher scientist and I feel I had a good sampling but it left me wanting more I had more energy while in Barrow than I ever do back home even though I was up early and to bed late feeling like I was trying to get time to stop I didn t want it to end It was work and it was intense but it was a vacation at the same time The pressures of daily life back home can be exhausting but the focus of concentrating on something that was new and cutting edge was energizing I learned a lot but I want to Read Journal 6 July 2007 Skin Boat Racing Jack s weather report Wow it was near record temperatures today in Barrow as the string of beautiful days continue It was in the 60 s by this afternoon Today actually began yesterday when I woke up for my last turn at taking diurnal measurements of carbon flux I say that because I did not go to sleep last night I had wanted to stay up to see the sun at its lowest point on the horizon I also wanted to savor every moment of being in Barrow Alaska 3 30 a m on July 6th as dark as it gets Paulo Dave Lin from UTEP University of Texas El Paso and I sat around the lab Read Journal 6 July 2007 A Night at the Museum Jack s weather report Wow it was near record temperatures today in Barrow as the string of beautiful days continue It was in the 60 s by this afternoon No trip to Barrow is complete without a trip to Joe s Museum Joe works at one of the restaurants in town called PePe s They specialize in Mexican food but actually serve a variety of offerings Here s a picture of the restaurant from the outside We have eaten here several times during my five weeks in Barrow PEPE s North of the Border Joe s Museum is open by appointment

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  • Rob Wilder | PolarTREC
    Resources Here Preexisting Relationships Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Members Rob Wilder Member Details Name Rob Wilder Occupation Teacher Organization Spartanburg High School Location Spartanburg SC United States Expeditions Arctic Tundra Dynamics About Rob Wilder has been teaching high school science in Spartanburg South Carolina for 19 years He serves as the faculty advisor for his school s Envirothon team coaches cross country and track and serves as a reader for the College Board AP Environmental Science exam Mr Wilder uses a hands on approach to teaching Environmental Science and has been known to cook meals in his solar oven in the school parking lot Mr Wilder enjoys the outdoors where his hobbies include running and beekeeping Resources Title Type Touring the Poles Lesson Rob Wilder at work on the Alaskan tundra Article Visiting teacher seeks clues to the greenhouse effect Article Journals Title 25 February 2009 A Day of Field Trips Read Journal 23 February 2009 Polar TREC two years later Read Journal 21 August 2007 My Polar Reflection

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  • Greenland Education Tour | PolarTREC
    Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Greenland Education Tour Overview Ask the Team Journals Photos Resources What Are They Doing The expedition members spent five days learning about the research conducted in Greenland the logistics involved in supporting the research and had first hand experience conducting experiments and developing inquiry based educational activities The project tied in with the international network Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment GLOBE supported by the National Science Foundation NASA and GLOBE sponsors around the world The group arrived in the coastal town of Kangerlussuaq Greenland on June 18th where they toured the research infrastructure that supports Danish U S and other international research projects Tuesday On June 19th the group flew to Summit Camp at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet to learn about the research conducted at the Greenland Environmental Observatory at Summit GEOSummit Teachers and students participated in data collection for some of the large and ongoing projects measuring the sun reflectance off the snow and the interaction between the snow and the atmosphere The team experimented with pieces of ice cores to examine the layers and gasses trapped as bubbles in the ice preserved as atmospheric time capsules representing the year they were trapped They examined snow pits and used instruments that collect environmental measurements year round After their overnight stay at Summit Camp the group returned to Kangerlussuaq where they took a closer look at water run off from the ice sheet and the corresponding stream ecology Where Are They The group traveled to Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland and then to Summit Camp at the peak of the Greenland Ice Sheet atop 3200 m of ice

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  • Greenland Seabird Ecology | PolarTREC
    in rock crevices Expedition Map Journals 25 July 2010 Made it to NEEM Today we were happy to finally make it to NEEM even though it was for a short visit After returning from breakfast we all donned our cold weather gear once again and headed to the LC 130 to depart for NEEM The flight to NEEM went up the coast over Disko Bay and the Jacobsavn Ice Field the views of ocean glacier and icebergs were spectacular Arriving at NEEM we had quite a welcoming committee There is a documentary film crew filming at NEEM and they were there with their cameras recording our arrival After our trip to NEEM being delayed by weather for two days we were warmly Read Journal 23 July 2010 NEEM Delayed Today was a day to learn about some of the vagaries of Arctic research and travel We woke up this morning to a low cloud ceiling with just a bit of light on the horizon Last night we were told to have our bags out ready to be loaded on the cargo pallet before breakfast So we all rolled up our great sleeping bags that kept us warm and toasty in our tents on the ice sheet and had our bags ready before we headed off to breakfast thinking that we would be leaving Summit Camp for NEEM shortly before noon After breakfast we had the daily camp update and at that point everything still Read Journal 22 July 2010 Day Two at Summit Hi this is Zack Wistort and Nate Wiegman two students from Niskayuna New York who have had the fortunate opportunity to be heading up to Greenland Today at Summit we saw and learned a great deal Our minds are still trying to soak it all in but we will attempt to write a short summary of all the amazing things that we have done We started the day by seeing the UAV research being conducted here at camp by scientist Rune Storvold The UAV s flown here can be equipped with many different kinds of instruments but it seems that the main testing revolves around developing the UAV s systems Read Journal 20 July 2010 To the Ice Edge Today was a great day After breakfast we were issued our cold weather gear which we will need when we go up to Summit tomorrow There was a lot of laughter as we tried on all of the gear that had been issued to each of us Our gear consists of fleece pants and jacket insulated bib pants a huge parka balaclava fleece hat gloves and or mittens boots and a neck gaiter After our gear was issued we had to pack what we would supplement this gear with mostly long underwear warm socks regular underwear and a long sleeve tshirt or turtleneck Tomorrow on the plane we will be wearing Read Journal 19 July 2010 We re in Greenland This morning started with an early wake up

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