Blog

During, before, and after the field course, Polaris students and faculty share their thoughts through journal entries.

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Blog Posts

  • Hello from Yakutsk

    Greetings from Yakutsk! We arrived here around 5:00 AM local time and are staying in a hotel next to the airport. During the past two days, those of us from the West Coast have flown on four planes across seventeen time zones.…
  • We’re here! Yakutsk is our new…

    We’re here! Yakutsk is our new home for the next 48 hrs (largest city in the world on continuous permafrost). Wx report: 71F & rain. /kf #fb
  • On our next two flights, we wi…

    On our next two flights, we will hopefully see 4 of the 6 largest arctic rivers: Ob’, Yenisey, Lena & Kolyma. Science begins! /kf #fb Ob' River. Yenisy River. Lena River…
  • We’re on the ground in Novosib…

    We’re on the ground in Novosibirsk and have already set our watches ahead 12 hours since Chicago. /kf #fb
  • Where is “the Arctic”?

    In the previous post, Sudeep Chandra says that he hopes they’ll be able to post additional updates from Yakutsk before leaving for “the Arctic”.  This raises the question:  Where is the Arctic?  What do you think?…
  • arrived safely yesterday, now leaving Moscow!

    We arrived safely in Moscow yesterday.  The students and faculty look like they have rested well from the journey here and out trip to Red Square.  It is exciting to see this place through the eyes of our students.  The food at our hotel was well… Russian fare but made by an Uzbek chef that remembered us from last year.…
  • Good night in Moscow and a del…

    Good night in Moscow and a delicious breakfast of porridge. We’re packing back up for our flight to Yakutsk! /kf #fb
  • Asleep (hopefully) in Moscow…

    As I write this while sitting in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, at 8:20 pm Eastern time, I’m hoping that all members of the expedition team are now sleeping soundly in the hotel in Moscow.  However, given the 11 hour flight they have just endured, the 8 hour time change, and the associated jet-lag, I suspect that some are tossing and turning, perhaps thinking about the next leg of the adventure (overnight flight tomorrow to Yakutsk, another 6 time zones to the East).  …
  • D-Day! (Departure Day)

    After a gripping round of icebreakers, the students–and professors– from St Olaf, Carleton, UNR, and Western Washington are anxiously awaiting their departure.  Bitting our nails, missing our parental figures, and frantically trying to complete required readings, we are ready to get on the plane!…
  • Clarkies at Logan

    Hello, friends. Clarkies here just waiting for our delayed flight. See everyone in Chicago!…
  • Polaris Project in the News

    As Andy Bunn mentioned, on June 30 an article about the Polaris Project was published in EOS, the weekly publication of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). You can view the article here. AGU is one of the world’s largest scientific societies, and all 50,000+ members receive EOS each week.  …
  • Onward!

    Well, after months of planning and anticipation, the Polaris Project expedition to Siberia begins today. Congratulations to everyone for all of the work that has gotten us confidently to this point.  I greatly regret that I won’t be traveling with the group this year, though my regret is tempered by the fact that I’ll instead by spending my time with my daughter Sophie Jane (who is 8 days old today!) and family.…
  • Polaris in Eos

    Eos (subscription required) is a weekly publication of the American Geophysical Union. There is a nice article in yesterday’s issue describing the Polaris Project trip from last year and what we are up to this year. Eos reaches more than 50,000 scientists every week and will raise the profile of the project considerably.…
  • hello there, my dear fellow bloggers.

    Before I begin my blog, I’d like to warn you all that I have no prior experience with blogs whatsoever.  What does that mean, you may ask?  Well, that means that I may end up writing about very non-bloggish things.  For example, in a hypothetical blog reading context, I would assume readers would like some idea as to their writer. …
  • 2009 sea ice bets

    Some of the folks here at Polaris headquarters are betting on the minimum extent of arctic sea ice in 2009. We did this last year and then wrote about it again this year. We are not alone. Look here, here, and here.…
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