The dynamic beaufy of the Arctic from a helicopter pilot's perspective

Video Shot in: 2009

Atmospheric chemist Dr. Frank Flocke continues to discusse the location of his research modules and the reason they were set up away from the main building. The power plant and heating system near the building would alter the air quality measurements, and there was too much vehicle traffic and local emissions. The modules were placed in a V-shape to face the most likely wind direction, and the sampling tower was set up nearby to sample at different elevations. Anemometers measure movement of air in all three dimensions. He also uses a balloon to measure the boundary layer structure up to 500 feet in altitude.