The Team

David, Detlev, Brie, and Brian on the ice at Summit, Greenland.


Detlev Helmig, co-principal investigator
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado, Boulder

Detlev is one of the primary investigators on this highly collaborative project.  He has studied biosphere-atmosphere trace gas fluxes and their environmental controls all over the world, including projects in Antarctica, the Azores, and Greenland. The picture shows him flying into Greenland for this project, filming the other members of the team for our outreach DVD.

 

 

Laurens Ganzeveld, co-principal investigator
Department of Environmental Sciences
Wageningen Univ. and Research Centre
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Laurens is figuring out how the data from this project can contribute to better models of atmospheric chemistry for the whole world. He is shown here at Niwot Ridge, Colorado, helping gather data in a blizzard.

Check out Laurens' blog from Greenland and his own lab in the Netherlands: http://ijskapexpeditie.blogspot.com

 

We are greatly saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, Richard Honrath, in April 2009.

Richard Honrath, co-principal investigator
Atmospheric Sciences
Michigan Technological University

Louisa Kramer, professional scientist
Atmospheric Sciences
Michigan Technological University

Richard is an atmospheric chemist in the geology and engineering departments, who is also Director of the Atmospheric Sciences doctoral program at Michigan Tech. Richard and Detlev have worked together before on ozone fluxes in Greenland and the Azores.

Louisa is a Ph.D. student at Michigan Tech. She is participating in the fieldwork at Summit.

 

Brie VanDam, graduate student
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado, Boulder

Brie is a graduate student affiliated with the Atmospheric Research Lab at INSTAAR. She will be filming the team’s time on the ice for an educational video as well as setting up instruments in Greenland and analyzing data. She's pictured here with Detlev in Greenland.

 

Brian Seok, graduate student
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado, Boulder

Brian is a graduate student affiliated with the Atmospheric Research Lab at INSTAAR. He will be filming the team’s time on the ice for an educational video as well as setting up instruments in Greenland and analyzing data. Here he is wearing earplugs while flying to Greenland.

 

 

Kathrin Lang, professional scientist
Potsdam University, Germany

Kathrin spent some time at sea working with Detlev and Laurens on another ozone project. She is a "Diplom" chemist, which is equivalent to a master's degree in the United States.

 

David Tanner, professional scientist
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado, Boulder

David sets up and maintains the ozone analyzer on site at Summit. He is an expert at developing and maintaining instrumentation. This photo shows him in the transport plane on the way to Greenland for the first time. Some of the equipment destined for the Summit station is visible in the cargo net behind him.

 

Jacques Hueber, professional scientist
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado, Boulder

Jacques built the first version of the ozone analyzer for the Ozone and the Oceans project, working with reels of wire, circuit boards, and canisters of nitric oxide. He is putting together several of the instruments, including the ozone analyzer, for this project. Here he is on an instrument tower on Niwot Ridge in the Rocky Mountains.

 

Claudia Toro, graduate student
Atmospheric Sciences Program
Michigan Technological University

Claudia is from Chile and is a second-year student in Atmospheric Sciences. Dr. Richard Honrath was her adviser and got her involved in this project.  She works with the measurements of nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the snowpack and above it. The photo shows her on the snowpack at Summit, with the shadow of the flux tower and the flux facility in the background.