The 2013 Polar Sea Ice Field Course is underway in Barrow, Alaska. The course introduces graduate students to the main field techniques used in sea-ice studies of an inter-disciplinary nature (geophysical, biological, geochemical). The 10-day course will include instruction on the sea ice, field experiments, lab analysis and more. As part of the course, students have developed a blog to keep their peers, families and those interested posted on their daily activities. Access the blog here.
The blog and its content is created with help from Molly Rettig, the Geophysical Institute's temporary science writer who is covering the course from Barrow.
Follow the blog to experience what it's like to work in the arctic and learn about some of the techniques involved in sea ice research!
As part of the Polar Sea Ice Field Course, students will complete nine different teaching modules that involve a wide range of field work, sample processing in the lab, presentations and lectures. Hajo Eicken of the GI is one of the course instructors and coordinators.
IMAGE CAPTION/CREDIT: A screenshot of the Polar Sea Ice Field Course blog. All images courtesy of the 2013 course participants.