Year-round research gets boost at summit of Greenland Ice Sheet
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
©1999. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 80, Issue 5, page 51, 2 February 1999
How to Cite
1999), Year-round research gets boost at summit of Greenland Ice Sheet, Eos Trans. AGU, 80(5), 51–51, doi:10.1029/99EO00040., and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Cited By
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.