Tag Archives: Canada

Eureka’s dramatically changing sunlight

By Dan Weaver Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto You have likely noticed the days are getting longer.­1 It’s a welcome relief from the short dark days of winter. Toronto, for example, will enjoy over 12 hours of sunlight on April … Continue reading

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An Interview with David Serkoak Part 2: Inuit and Researchers working together to help further Arctic Science

Shannon Hicks and Dan Weaver The Arctic and the Inuit have both been changed by events occurring over the last century.  The Inuit have been uprooted, relocated, and their culture forever altered. The Arctic ecosystem and environment is rapidly shifting … Continue reading

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An Interview with David Serkoak Part 1: Inuit Drum Dancing and Culture

Shannon Hicks and Dan Weaver The Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science was privileged to host David Serkoak, who spoke with students about Inuit culture and traditions. David is a respected Inuit elder and has been an integral part of … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Polar Night in Eureka

With the sun already set for the year and polar night just beginning, a few CREATE students are in Eureka working on instruments which thrive on darkness! I work in the CRL lidar lab, using lasers and telescopes to understand … Continue reading

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Hitting the tundra running: an exciting first trip to PEARL

After a great trip to Igloolik, Nunavut, from May 23rd to June 1st, I was really looking forward to returning to Toronto and getting back to the heat. I had been on a CANDAC Outreach trip with three other CANDAC … Continue reading

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The start of the 2013 ACE Validation Campaign

Every year, a team of scientists travels up to Eureka, Nunavut for a few weeks of intensive atmospheric measurements at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Lab (PEARL). This campaign started a few days ago (on February 25th), and runs until … Continue reading

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Engineering struggles and animal life in Eureka

At the Eureka Weather Station (80N), the sun is four months below the horizon, from 21 October to 21 February. During the polar night, there are very few instruments able to study the atmosphere and our instrument, the star-photometer, is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the CREATE Arctic Science blog!

By Dan Weaver Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto Hi Everyone, The researchers involved in the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science have unique, interesting, fun, and adventurous stories to tell. This blog provides a place to share those … Continue reading

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