The last two days the winds have been blowing at 20-35 mph.  The lower end of this range is pretty close to the operational limit of the small aircraft we brought with us, and given it’s very early in the campaign and the forecast continues to promise better weather ahead, we decided to spend yesterday and today… Read More


  This morning, Matt, Carl, Steve and I departed Anchorage for Deadhorse.  Along the way we saw some additional familiar faces – Joe Hardesty, part of the Sandia team; Joshua Remitz, part of the tech team for the ARM mobile facility; and Jessica Cherry from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks were all on the… Read More


We are almost on our way — this Sunday I, along with colleagues Matt Shupe (CIRES), Carl Schmitt (NCAR) and Steve Borenstein (CU IRISS), will be departing Denver for our flight up to Alaska.  After an overnight in Anchorage, we’ll eventually make our way to the Prudhoe Bay oil fields to conduct research on the lower… Read More