Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Greenland: The Last Evening

The last evening before flying back home from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, after a fantastic week of the International Incoherent Scatter Radar Workshop, the first ever joint NSF-EISCAT radar school. Despite an early Monday morning start for the participants from the US, who had to be at the air base at 0600 LT, some of us gathered in the Green Bar in our hotel for a last get-together.

The joint radar school was a great success, and we are determined to have joint schools in the future. Next year, in 2012, we will have separate schools in Banff, Canada, and in Sodankylä, Finland, and in 2013 there'll be a joint radar school again. While there has already been much discussion on the location, nothing has been decided, and thus we will leave this question open for now.

A stunning sky with clouds dramatically illuminated by the setting sun topped off a fantastic last day in Greenland, which for many featured a hike to the top of Mt Evans, close to the radar site, where an aerological station had been operated in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Photos: Thomas Ulich.

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