Oliktok Point, Alaska

Location: 70.49525 N 149.88688 W Elevation: 2 masl - 6 masl

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Observatory Operations Contact:
Fred Helsel | fmhelse@sandia.gov

Observatory Research Contact:
Gijs de Boer | Gijs.DeBoer@colorado.edu | (303) 497-6648

Abstract: Located at the North Slope of Alaska on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, Oliktok Point is extremely isolated, yet still accessible by road. The combination of atmospheric observations with measurements from both the ground and over the Arctic Ocean will give researchers a better sense of why the Arctic sea ice has been fluctuating in fairly dramatic fashion over recent years.

Governing Institute
U.S. Department of Energy
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