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May 29, 2018

Launching a radiosonde at Summit Station

Science technician Marci Beitch launches a radiosonde in high winds at Summit Station, Greenland, as part of the National Science Foundation-sponsored program, Integrated Characterization of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit (ICECAPS).

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ICECAPS has been operating since 2010 to better understand atmospheric and cloud processes over Greenland. The project includes researchers from Washington State University, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vanderbilt University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Learn more about the ICECAPS experiment Here. [Research supported by NSF grant OPP 14-14314.] (Date image taken: July 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 29, 2018)

Credit: August Allen, Polar Field Services

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