10 May, 2008
I am about at the end of my journey. I'm making a preparation in Weather Station in Eureka. I visited this Weather Station 3 years ago, too. At that time everyone helped me with a lot of things and I'm grateful for it. From the bottom of my heart I' happy and appreciate their support without expecting any return.
Weather Station in Eureka is at latitude 79.59 degrees north, and longitude 85.56 degrees west. They are doing meteorological observation and have piles of interesting data here. I can understand so many things like a piece of cake according to their explanation about data.
I saw the graph of the highest and the lowest temperature in each month and each year. Thickness of sea ice becomes the thickest in May. It is 2 meters and 14 centimeters thick by now. I wonder why sea ice becomes thicker than that from January to March, the coldest season. In the long run, rise of temperature seems to have been increasing little by little. Certainly, it can be data of sea ice having been thinner than ever that icecap passed into nothingness, and that glaciers moved back. I'm sure the role of Weather Station in Eureka is very important from now on. I hope they will inform more people all over the world about Arctic natural environment.