Friday, June 22, 2012
Last Day in Barrow
It has been a great 10 days spent first at the NASA-sponsored ABoVE workshop, and then in Barrow for field research. I am confident that we have both a strong team and a great set of collaborators.
While our week was a busy one, we did take time today to participate in one of the Nalukataq's held in Barrow during June. Two whaling crews, Yugu and Savik, hosted a village-wide festival to celebrate their respective successes during the Spring whaling season.
The Nalukataq will last all day with various activities. Tonight there will be Eskimo dancing in the community center. Unfortunatel,y I will be departing Barrow in just a few hours so the celebration will have to wait until I return again in July. For now, it was a scientifically productive trip and personally enjoyable. The people who are working with me on the NGEE Arctic project are a pleasure to associate with, as are the people and culture of Barrow.