New Funding for PEARL

Eureka's Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory in Nunavut has been awarded a grant through CANDAC to sustain core operations.  Click here to learn about sustained operations moving forward.

Summit Station News

Researchers from Summit Station's ICECAPS project were in the news at NSF this week for their recent Nature publication explaining the role of thin, low-lying clouds in Greenland's widespread surface melt last summer.  Click here for the NSF news summary.


The first Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is to be held in Vancouver, Canada 30-Apr to 02-May.  We welcome your comments on our community white paper.  Click here for a copy. 


IASOA will also host an IASC-sponsored half day workshop on 03-May to craft its contributions to the 2013 Arctic Report Card.  Please contact Sandy Starkweather for more details on participating in the workshop. 

News from Ny-Aalesund

The 31st edition of the Ny-Ålesund Newsletter is now available.  Click here to learn about plans for new radiation instruments at Zeppelin and new greenhouse gas flux measurements on the Amundsen Nobile Climate Change Tower (CCT). 

Expansions at St.Nord

Aarhus University has begun the construction of a modern research station in northern Greenland that will monitor how climate change is affecting the region.

here for the full story.

DOE ARM Facility RFP

Request for Preproposals
Scientific Research at the ARM Climate Research Facility
U.S. Department of Energy

Preproposal deadline: Friday, 1 February 2013

To submit a proposal, please go click

Polar Met Call

The 12th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography is being held 29Apr - 02May, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.  Abstracts are due January 14, 2013.  Click here for more information. 

2012 Arctic Report Card

The latest Arctic Report Card was released at AGU on December 5.  Atmospheric results from the annual roll-up include updates on 2012 temperature anomalies as well as greenhouse gas and UV baseline measurements from Arctic observatories.  Observations show that increases from human sources in greenhouse gases continue, while warm air temperature anomaolies were relatively small compared to the last decade.  Click here for more information. 


Represenatives from the IASOA consoritum will travel to Vienna, Austra Nov 20-22, 2012 for the First WMO-GCW-CryoNet Implementation meeting to share IASOA experiences with network coordination in a pan-Arctic context and contribute to areas of common value for the co-development of IASOA and CryoNet.  Click here for more information and look for updates after the meeting. 

First Tiksi Science Mtg

The first Tiksi Science Meeting was held in at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg, 18-20 Sept 2012.  A summary of the presentations and work plan can be found here

Input Requested

On The observational needs for climate modelers in the polar regions.   Click here to access the document and provide your feedback.  Author contact information is provided in the document. 


Arctic News in SOTC 2011

Read about changes to the Arctic atmosphere in this briefing on highlights from the 2011 BAMS State of the Climate Report.  For access to the full report, click here

IASOA's New Newsletter

IASOA distributed its first quarterly newsletter to 200 contacts last week.  Click here to see the newsletter and subscribe today!

Ozone News, BROMEX Blog

Click here to read about Paul Shepson's work in the news.  And click here for a link to the Barrow-based March BROMEX campaign blog.  

Update - CREATE 2012

NSERC's CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science has announced new opportunities for 2012 graduate and undergraduate programs.  Click HERE for more information.

PEARL in the News

Researchers Jim Drummond and Kim Strong discuss the role of Canada's Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) near Eureka, Canada in the detection and understanding of 2011's record-sized Arctic ozone hole.  Click here for the full article in the Montreal Gazette.  

Cherski in the News

To learn about the role that Cherski plays in permafrost studies, click here to see NBC's Jim Maceda report on a trip to visit Sergei and Nikita Zimov at the station. 

2011 Arctic Report Card

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


The 2011 update of the web-based Arctic Report Card is now available:

Responding to Change

International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC), in partnership with the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, announces:


Responding to Arctic Environmental Change Workshop: Translating Our Growing Understanding into a Research Agenda for Action

Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 1, 2012

Click here for more info.

Workshop Announcement

Workshop on Polar Simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model.

November 2 and 3, 2011

Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio USA


There is no registration fee.  You are invited to attend!  For more details or to register online:

New UNIS Course

The Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Local Climate Processes


Objective: After the course, the student will have an understanding of physical processes typical for the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer, how the Arctic boundary layer differs from that at lower latitudes; the challenges of taking meteorological measurements and a basic understanding of how numerical models in the Arctic work.


Registration Deadline: 15.Oct.2011


For more information about the course and how to apply, see

Black Carbon

Is black carbon contributing to the warming of the Arctic?  Click here to read about an international study currently taking place in the Arctic to investigate the role of black carbon in Arctic warming.

CREATE Summer School

CREATE Summer School addressing the broad theme of Arctic Atmospheric Science, will be offered from July 11 to 15, 2011 in Alliston, Ontario. Details are HERE.

CANDAC Outreach Update

In March/April 2011, CANDAC launched a new outreach project called Student-Researchers Atmospheric Collaboration at Qarmartalik School in Resolute Bay, Nunavut and Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario. HERE

Tiksi Update 2011

Successful site visit by FMI HERE

SOA Conf Resolution

The March 16-19, 2010 State of the Arctic Conference has published a final resolution and access to presentations HERE

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Greenland Environmental Observatory at Summit (GEOSummit)

Location: 72.580 N, 38.48 W, 3238 m asl (10623.4 ft asl) 


Governing Institutions:  U.S. National Science Foundation 

                                    Danish Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland


Primary station contact:  John Burkhart ( )


Main web site:


Facilities:  CH2MHill Polar Services operates GEOSummit's facilities.  A future plan for energy efficient and sustainable buildings are located at the following link: Plan for Summit.  The plan addresses the fact that many buildings at Summit are considerably past their proposed lifespan and the mounting concerns over polluting the base's pristine environment.


Station Mission/Purpose:  To house long-term and seasonal research projects as the northern hemisphere's closest match to Antarctica.  The vision for the station is to create a 'Model international research facility for leading-edge multidisciplinary science'.


Site News:


Topography and History:  Projects at GEOSummit began in 1989 with the drilling of the GISP II ice cores.  The site is a key party of IASOA and the Arctic Observing Network (AON) supported by the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (CADIS).  Open all year hosting long and short term research projects, this station has been established as a primary center for Arctic atmospheric, geological, and environmental studies.  An example of a long term project, is the NSF's Long Term Observatory program that operated from 2003 to 2008.  Current and projected research can be found on the GEOSummit website.            



Click for Summit, Greenland Forecast



Informational and data web links are below the Table of Measurements 


Table of Measurements 











Meteorology - surface


B. Vasel (NOAA); K. Steffen (Univ. of Colorado)          

Meteorology - upper air


B. Vasel (NOAA)

Ozone - surface


S. Oltman (NOAA); B. Johnson (NOAA)

Ozone - upper air


B. Johnson (NOAA)

Greenhouse gases


S. Montzka; J. Butler; E. Dlugokencky; T. Conway;

J. White, B. Vaughn; J. Elkins (all from NOAA)

Radio Nuclides


J. Dibb (Univ. of New Hampshire)



T. Cahill (UC Davis); R. Bales (UC Merced); J. Burkhart (UC Merced/NILU)

Reactive Gases


D. Helmig (INSTAAR); P. Novelli (NOAA);

Precipitation Chemistry


R. Bales/J. Burkhart (UC Merced)

Bore Hole Strain Rates


Hawley/Waddington (Univ. of Washington)



R. Bales/McConnell/J. Burkhart (UC Merced)

Ice core drilling



Surface snow chemistry



Snowpit chemistry and stratigraphy

Other relevant web sites:


Data archives:

GEOSummit data links

Data from Konrad Steffen's group at University of Colorado

Boundary layer profiles from June 2000

Derived cloud parameters from ceilometer data at Summit (2001 - 2002)

NSF Ultraviolet Monitoring Network Version 2 -Summit

ESRL/GMD Ozone Sonde Profiles


Informational links:

Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) - Summit station page

Activities at UC Davis



See the Summit station on YouTube


All information on this page was gathered from the web sites listed above.  We welcome your comments - if you have any additions or corrections that apply to this page, please forward them to 


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