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).
More about this image
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
See other images like this on your iPhone or iPad download NSF Science Zone on the Apple App Store.
Images and other media in the National Science Foundation Multimedia Gallery are available for use in print and electronic material by NSF employees, members of the media, university staff, teachers and the general public. All media in the gallery are intended for personal, educational and nonprofit/non-commercial use only.
Images credited to the National Science Foundation, a federal agency, are in the public domain. The images were created by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties or prepared by contractors as "works for hire" for NSF. You may freely use NSF-credited images and, at your discretion, credit NSF with a "Courtesy: National Science Foundation" notation.
Additional information about general usage can be found in Conditions.
Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (7.3 MB)
Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.