about March 27, 2015 - 17:49 WGT

Welcome to Summit Station, located at the peak of the Greenland ice cap at 72°35'46.4"N 38°25'19.1"W, 10,530 ft (mean sea level) elevation. Summit is a scientific research station sponsored by the National Science Foundation, operated by CH2M Hill Polar Services (CPS) with research guidance from the Summit Science Coordination Office.

Summit Station is the home of the Greenland Environmental Observatory (GEOSummit) where year-round monitoring of key climate variables are conducted to study air-snow interactions, knowledge of which is crucial for interpreting data from ice cores drilled in the area and elsewhere. Research building on the NSF investments during the International Polar Year (IPY) is particularly encouraged.

The station is located atop 3200 m of ice and is nearly 400 km from the nearest point of land. Summit supports a diversity of scientific research, including year-round measurements of air-snow interactions that provide crucial knowledge for interpreting data from deep ice cores drilled both at Summit and elsewhere.

First Summit 2010 Flight
First Summit 2010 Flight