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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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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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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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Return to Igloolik

It was the 1st of June, and the outreach team was in the air somewhere over Northern Quebec, heading South. Feeling quite pleased (and rather exhausted) after a successful outreach trip to Igloolik, Nunavut, I started thinking back to when … Continue reading

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March 2013 Igloolik outreach trip

In mid March, I had the amazing opportunity to travel north to Igloolik, Nunavut with two other members of CANDAC — Ashley and Niall.  We went there to launch the student-researchers collaborative research project with students in grades 1-7 at … 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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