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Is there an Arctic ozone hole?

By Kristof Bognar PhD Candidate, U. of Toronto When scientists speak of the ‘ozone hole’, they usually mean the large region of low stratospheric ozone concentration that develops above Antarctica each Southern Hemisphere spring (August–October). These occur because conditions over … Continue reading

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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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A Spontaneous Solar Eclipse Viewing

Last Thursday, there was a partial solar eclipse! Part of the eclipse was visible from London, Ontario, where some of the CREATE trainees attend Western University. We all had busy days, so didn’t plan in advance to view the eclipse. … Continue reading

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Howling High Arctic Winds and Hard Rime

As a CANDAC CREATE intern, I’ve been lucky enough to spend part of my summer in beautiful Eureka, Nunavut working at PEARL as an Assistant Operator. Having never been north of the tree line, I was eagerly awaiting whatever uncommon … Continue reading

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Beautiful Gravity Waves

Have you ever looked at the clouds during the day and seen what appeared to be ripples or waves in the clouds? If you have, then you have seen a gravity wave. I am examining these waves for my Masters project, … Continue reading

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The 2014 North American Cold Wave and the Polar Vortex

There has been a lot of interest in the polar vortex this winter.  News agencies around the world have used the phrase to explain the extreme cold weather that has affected Canada and the United States since January 2nd, 2014.  … Continue reading

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Preparations for the 2014 ACE campaign at PEARL

By Dan Weaver Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto The 2014 ACE satellite validation team is nearly ready for this year’s research trip to PEARL. We will be travelling to Yellowknife on February 24, then onwards to Eureka, Nunavut on February … 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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Seeking Research Inspiration at the Annual CREATE Arctic Science Summer School

The CREATE program just held its 3rd annual Summer School in Arctic Atmospheric Science this July (15th-19th) – and it was an amazing experience. I will be attending Western University this fall as a Master’s student in Astronomy/Planetary Science and … 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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