We have reached the Gulf of Bothnica, and performed the first trials with success. Bonus: Nice weather!
I got to help the meteorology work package with launching a weather balloon! We launch four of these each day. The balloons are filled with helium and attached to a sensor that records the pressure, humidity and temperature in the atmosphere on their way up. In addition, the sensor has GPS, and therefore the wind … Continue reading Photo of the day: Balloon launch
Local time: 2016-09-08 23:48 Position: 88° 05.24'N 080° 28.08'E Heading: 209° Speed: 5.5 knots Water depth: 4478 m Wind speed: 12.1 m/s Air temperature: -6.68°C Feels like (wind chill): -15.83°C Sea temperature: -1.6°C Today has been one of those days who makes me feel like I am the luckiest person on the planet, because I … Continue reading Photo(s) of the day: Arctic sun and halos
If you have seen pictures from the Arctic, or try to google it, what will show up is most likely blue skies, sun and white ice (like the first picture). This is how I imagined it would be. However, I have learned and observed, this is not representative of the average weather up here. The … Continue reading Arctic weather: 50 shades of white