Field Notes
Field Notes

Follow along with a Research Station scientist studying climate change and lakes in Greenland

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Posted by
Greg Seitz

August 12: “Landed in Kanger this morning and then straight up the ridge to check the instruments that have been monitoring dust blowing off the sander for the last year. Still running! #DustyLakes“ 


Research Station staff scientist Dr. Adam Heathcote is currently in southeastern Greenland as part of an international research expedition. He is tweeting about science, tundra, climate change, and more while he’s on the island.

The trip is his second field campaign to Greenland, part of a project examining how some of the most pristine lakes in the world are changing in the face of rapid climate change.

The research team is spending two weeks hiking across the tundra and collecting water, sediment, and other samples from rarely-visited lakes with unique ecological features.

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