Today we’ve been huddled up inside a weatherport and learning about snow and ice science from Gifford and Kaitlin. A good activity for a cold and blustery day and we are all still adjusting to the altitude.
To start out the day, we used haiku, drawings, and interpretive dance to share our perceptions of the landscape at Summit.
Haiku by Laura:
Flat white everywhere
Little snow crystals, tiny!
Let’s dig a snow pit!
Interpretive dance by Simone:
And after lunch, to review, we played Jeopardy. Final Jeopardy: As learned in our lecture today, these three methods can be used to arrive at mass balance of a glacier.
Answer: What are the Hydrological Method, Geodetic Method, and Glaciological method?
Now Kaitlin and Gifford are sharing their dissertation research on firn and snow pits at NEEM and Summit!