Dark Snow Project – stuck in an idyllic place after bagging our first set of samples
As we landed in Greenland 24 June at the beginning of Dark Snow Project, the best laid plans lept out of reach.
Our helicopter was grounded by red tape.
Reacting, several phone calls produced a single flight with a different company. So, Dark Snow Project generated some field data already 25 June and we have another 12 days to work out a way to get back onto the ice sheet to gather more snow and ice samples to document the impact of light absorbing impurities on enhanced ice sheet solar heating.
“I never worked on a meticulously planned ambitious project that didn’t turn into an improvised as-you-go masterpiece.” – Dark Snow Project patron
Now, awaiting paperwork to push through Danish authorities [Don’t hold your breath. The Dane’s put a work firewall around their weekends], we are using our time productively, collaborating with journalists and scientists.