Comparisons between features in Yellowstone and on Axel Heiberg Island

Hi hi!Eclipse, 10:22 MST, I took thisthrough a telescopeI’m writing to you after a phenomenal family vacation I took with my parents, aunt and uncle down to Idaho and Wyoming. The main destination – the totality zone for the eclipse! The eclipse was indeed a very breathtaking, magical experience, but today I will be writing about some of the geology we saw. While passing through Idaho, we stopped at Craters of the Moon National Monument.…

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Comparisons between features in Yellowstone and on Axel Heiberg Island

Hi hi!Eclipse, 10:22 MST, I took thisthrough a telescopeI’m writing to you after a phenomenal family vacation I took with my parents, aunt and uncle down to Idaho and Wyoming. The main destination – the totality zone for the eclipse! The eclipse was indeed a very breathtaking, magical experience, but today I will be writing about some of the geology we saw. While passing through Idaho, we stopped at Craters of the Moon National Monument.…

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Axel Heiberg Adventures Part II

                Hello, hello, and welcome to Part II of our Axel Heiberg field adventures! As mentioned last post, we moved campsites about half-way through the trip. The plan was to move from Lost Hammer Spring to South Fjord Diapir. South Fjord is the largest salt dome on the island at a monstrous 5 km diameter! We were to make the move in three trips by helicopter. Oz and…

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Axel Heiberg Adventures Part II

                Hello, hello, and welcome to Part II of our Axel Heiberg field adventures! As mentioned last post, we moved campsites about half-way through the trip. The plan was to move from Lost Hammer Spring to South Fjord Diapir. South Fjord is the largest salt dome on the island at a monstrous 5 km diameter! We were to make the move in three trips by helicopter. Oz and…

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Axel Heiberg Adventures Part I

Okay, now that I’ve had a week to recover and sort through things, I am delighted and excited to share some of my field experiences with you!  July 5th-20th marked a two-week adventure into the Canadian High Arctic. Our goal: Axel Heiberg Island.  This is why this blog is called, “Arctic Resolution” after all! In a sense, this trip is the epitome of my M.Sc thesis because it gave me the opportunity to “ground-truth” all…

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Axel Heiberg Adventures Part I

Okay, now that I’ve had a week to recover and sort through things, I am delighted and excited to share some of my field experiences with you!  July 5th-20th marked a two-week adventure into the Canadian High Arctic. Our goal: Axel Heiberg Island.  This is why this blog is called, “Arctic Resolution” after all! In a sense, this trip is the epitome of my M.Sc thesis because it gave me the opportunity to “ground-truth” all…

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Earth Observation Summit Recap

Last post, I mentioned that I would provide a recap of the Earth Observation Summit in Montreal, June 20-22th. I am very happy to have had the chance to both learn about up and coming earth observation technologies, as well as present my own research at the summit. Admittedly, you, dear readers, are probably more interested in hearing about my Arctic Adventures to Axel Heiberg Island (July 5th-20th), but I haven't quite sorted through my…

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PALSAR – Hiccups Part II

I'm very excited to say that next week I have the pleasure of attending the Earth Observation Summit in Montreal!  The summit is a combination of three meetings: the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT) and the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop.  My main purpose in attending is for the ASAR Workshop, but I am also very keen on learning all about the cutting…

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PALSAR – Hiccups Part II

I'm very excited to say that next week I have the pleasure of attending the Earth Observation Summit in Montreal!  The summit is a combination of three meetings: the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT) and the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop.  My main purpose in attending is for the ASAR Workshop, but I am also very keen on learning all about the cutting…

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Back to the Arctic: An anomalously radar-rough area

Hi, hi!For this week's update, let's return up north to Axel Heiberg Island, NU.  Recently, I've been revisiting my radar and spectral images in preparation for our upcoming field season. In July, four of us will be visiting the island to ground-truth what we've been seeing in the satellite imagery, with a specific focus on the salt diapirs I've been studying. This will help us better understand the surface texture of the diapirs, how rough they…

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