From Iceland to Svalbard
One post, two flight legs: From Akuyeri (Iceland) to Danmarkshavn (Greenland), and from Danmarkshavn to Longyearbyen (Svalbard, Norway).
After the successful test flight in Akureyri, the CIMREx team transferred to Svalbard from March 4th to 5th via the Greenland East coast, sampling various sea ice types along the route. The long transfer required a short landing to refuel at Constable Point in Greenland, and an overnight stay at the Danmarkshavn weather station.
Both weather and ice conditions were favorable, and science data using the HUTRAD2.0 and other instruments could be acquired during the whole transfer. Friendly and expert staff at both Constable Point and Danmarkshavn assured that the transfer went smoothly. The CIMREx campaign will now continue with science flights based from Longyearbyen.
by Juha Lemmetyinen (FMI)