July 3 Status:
The field season is underway.
HMP Research Program
2002 Field Reports
July 28, 2002 - Haughton Crater
Since Tuesday the weather has been poor. This morning the winds are gusting over 20 kph and with the wind chill at -14.5°C.
July 27, 2002 - Haughton Crater
Although the weather conditions are not ideal, our work continues unabated.
July 21, 2002 - Haughton Crater
For the better part of the morning and early afternoon we had a visit by a group of dignitaries touring the arctic.
July 20, 2002 - Haughton Crater
On the 33rd anniversary of the first landing on the Moon by humans we had an extremely busy day of activities.
July 19, 2002 - Haughton Crater
We are having a great day although the winds have picked and have forced the cancellation of the first flight test of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
July 18, 2002 - Haughton Crater
After last night's rain storm sunshine broke throught the clouds late this afternoon. The winds are still gusting around 15 knots but it is a beautiful evening.
July 17, 2002 - Haughton Crater
After three great days of weather that allowed us to complete the Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse our weather is now changing. Clouds are rolling in and the wind has picked and is gusting at 20 knots.
July 16, 2002 - Haughton Crater
We had a great today. The weather was incredible with a high of 17°C and the forecast is for this weather to last at least a couple more days.
July 15, 2002 - Haughton Crater
It appears we've got a good stretch of weather. The forecast is for nice conditions through Friday. The wind is relative light at 5 knots and the temperature is hovering around 10°C.
July 3, 2002 - Resolute Bay
July 2, 2002 - Haughton Crater
We made it to Devon today! As of this evening, the NASA HMP Base Camp is in operation again, for a sixth consecutive summer of Mars analog field research.
July 1, 2002 - Resolute Bay
The weather closed in early this morning, with rain and fog. We ended up not being able to launch to, let alone put-in on, Devon today.
June 30, 2002 - Resolute Bay
A beautiful day today: bright sunshine and almost cloudless blue skies. The team sorted out cargo at the Polar Shelf hangar in preparation for tomorrow's first deployment to Devon Island.
June 29, 2002 - Resolute Bay
The 2002 summer field season of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project has begun. Those of us who will be opening up camp and staying on Devon Island for the entire field season reached Resolute Bay today.
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