A wide variety of research projects have been conducted at Summit since 1989. Initially established as a ‘camp’ for the collection of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project II (GISP2) ice core, seasonal campaigns were established to measure atmospheric components to improve the interpretation of the ice core records. The value of the location was readily recognized and further intensive measurement campaigns were initiated on a seasonal basis. Since that time Summit Station has become an Arctic ‘flagship’ station as part of the Arctic Observing Network (AON) and the International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA) network.
Here you will find out more information about the various projects conducted at Summit and resources from past and present campaigns.
The following summaries are developed from plans that are submitted every year to CPS. Links for individual Principal Investigator (PI) summaries for each year are provided below. These primarily provide an overview of the logistical requirements for the campaigns, but often have links for individual research program websites and descriptions of the experiments and measurements that will be conducted.
A collection of publications submitted by PIs for distribution to the public is available.