Northern Lights from Greenland

January 9, 2014 - Dartmouth Now

Institute of Arctic Studies Director Ross Virginia comments on the appearance of the Northern Lights in the Upper Valley as well as Greenland, where IGERT students spend part of the summer:

Dartmouth faculty and students are a frequent presence in northern reaches. Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Studies and director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, says participants in Dartmouth’s Polar Environmental Change NSF IGERT program often see the northern lights during their field seminar in Greenland. “The vast expanse of rolling Arctic tundra and mountains is recreated in the sky as the lights and ribbons of color move across the sky.”