Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Greenland winter-over


  • Randy Showstack


At a remote outpost called Summit, the Sun sets from November until January, and winter temperatures can dip to −60°F or lower. The camp rests on an ice cap nearly 3.2 km (two miles) thick, 774 km (481 miles) from its supply point on Greenland's west coast. There, a crew of two science technicians, an electronics technician and a mechanic already has begun the first attempt supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to winter-over in Greenland.