POLAR6 - Ferry flights home and de-integration

On July 23rd we left Resolute on Polar6 and retraced our steps back towards Toronto. We made stops in Baker Lake, Churchill, Pickle Lake and finally Muskoka were we unloaded the plane and made our way home. 

 

South of Resolute, over Boothia Peninsula we began to encounter layers of haze at higher altitudes, likely from forest fires, that extended almost all the way back to Muskoka. The haze was visible not only in our instruments, but also out the windows. It obscured much of our view of the scenery as we headed south.

Haze over Northern Ontario
Haze over Northern Ontario
Haze layers
Haze layers

AMS deintegration : careful unloading of the SP-AMS from the POLAR6
AMS deintegration : careful unloading of the SP-AMS from the POLAR6

Now we are back in Muskoka again for the de-integration of our intruments from Polar6. I find it amazing how quickly the instruments can be removed when it took more than two weeks to get everything installed and running.

 

The campaign was a great experience and I am looking forward to our next adventure on Polar6, although it will be much colder next time!

 
-Megan Willis, NETCARE Graduate Student
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