A quick update before Julia and I head out for one last long field day.
The rest of IGERT arrives tomorrow! It’s hard to believe that we have been here for an entire week. The Kangerlussuaq International Science Support (KISS) building has gone from empty and quiet to almost full in just a few days, and with 44 people expected to arrive on Monday, this place will be packed.
The working conditions have been fantastic- sunny and warm, with low mosquitoes. I have been sampling some of the ponds and Julia taking soil samples along moisture gradients.
Last night, Robin, one of the project managers here at KISS, set up a fantastic dinner for us with the folks from the Danish Meteorological Institute. They work in Kangerlussuaq year-round, and are responsible for the weather forecasts all over Greenland (which they say is much more exciting than the weather in Denmark). They are extremely knowledgeable about the climate and weather here in Kangerlussuaq and also just really interesting and fun people to talk to, so hopefully we will see them in town sometime. Shouldn’t be too hard in a town with a population of 556.
Julia also grabbed a few potential hero shots. Here is one. Comments?
Off to the field.