One thing that the Arctic is known for is stratification.  This is when the atmosphere is organized into a number of layers, with little mixing between layers.  For example, often the Arctic surface cools very effectively through radiation but the air that blows in overhead is from areas that are warmer, causing a temperature inversion… Read More

Matt Shupe signing on to the Oliktok blog for the first time, and looking forward to some great days here on the North Slope. I’ve been to the Arctic many times, under many conditions…. and it never stops providing amazing experiences. The science has been pretty slow around here, with high winds keeping the tethered… Read More