Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

Summit Station Flight Delay – Day Two

High winds drift snow along the back of a large building, the Science and Operations Barn, at Summit Station, Greenland. Photo: Luke Nordby

For the second consecutive day, flight operations have been cancelled for Summit Station today due to local high winds and reduced visibility. While the Twin Otter continues to wait in Kangerlussuaq, CPS Summit operations and science project managers, Tracy Sheeley and Katrine Gorham respectively, will linger with the Phase III team for another day. Since the team that tended the research station from November through early February flew out over the weekend, the pair is content to drift like the snow. Waiting for weather is existential, a beat in the rhythm of polar work, and they each have plenty they can do from Summit.

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