Today we spent the afternoon wiring up a research hut on the tundra. “Hut” is kind of a misnomer. It is actually a small construction trailer on skids that is put in place when there is snow. The scientists use the building as a base camp during their daily research. The building has electric for heat and light. Bathroom facilities consist of a 5 gallon bucket and a bag that you take out with you at the end of the day.
Our goal for the day was to mount a weather station and multiple cameras on a hut. In addition, we wanted all of these devices to collect data and feed it real-time back to the servers we installed earlier in the week at the BARC. I will provide a more detailed explanation of the data communication systems that are in use in a later post. The hut we went to was located Continue reading “Research Hut on the Arctic Tundra”
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