Author Archives: Carol Costanza

22 Jan: Helicopters and Ships!

Hello Everyone! This past few days has been busy! Here’s the activities over the last few days: 1. Visiting Linda AWS site Late last week, we got to visit another automatic weather station (AWS) site – Linda AWS. It’s about … Continue reading

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18 Jan: Into the field!

Hello Everyone! This week has been an ever increasingly busy week! So much to talk about: First, I should make a note about the US Antarctic Program (USAP). It is overseen by the National Science Foundation (NSF). They oversee and … Continue reading

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14 Jan: Training, Safety First!

Hello Everyone! It has been a busy first few days here at McMurdo Station. Most of the time has been filled up with training (yes, training), meetings, and even a brief weekend break. We work 6-day weeks here, with Sunday … Continue reading

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11 Jan: Arrived – on the ice!

Hello Everyone! Greetings from Antarctica! I am happy to report I have successfully made to “the ice” (as we affectionately call Antarctica)! You can see me here in front of an LC-130 Hercules aircraft, flown by the 109th New York … Continue reading

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8 Jan: Sights of the City and Clothing Distribution Center

Hello Everyone! As promised, a bit more from around the City of Christchurch. As can be seen through the city center, trams are about touring folks around the city. I have a nifty shot from the Art Center, which used … Continue reading

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Jan 5: Arrival Christchurch, New Zealand

Hello Everyone! After a long set of flights, I have arrived in New Zealand. We started on Wednesday, and arrive Friday – New Zealand time. In roughly one day, we flew 4 aircraft – Madison to Chicago, Chicago to San … Continue reading

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3 Jan: Prelude To Deployment

Hello Everyone! My name is Matthew Lazzara, and welcome to my e-mailing list on my deployment to Antarctica. As I travel to Antarctica, I wanted my first installment to introduce a few things and get everyone up to speed. Some … Continue reading

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9 Dec: Skip back in time to a visit to Gill AWS

As you’ve already heard, Dave Mikolajczyk and Marian Mateling arrived at the beginning of this week. I didn’t get a chance to publish a blog about the week before they arrived, so I’ll finish that up now. After a few … Continue reading

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24 Nov: Finally getting a few things done!

On Tuesday, November 21st, George and I got to fly all over Ross Island via helicopter. We needed to wait for the weather to clear up in the morning, but we got to head out at about noon. We wanted … Continue reading

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20 Nov: Lots and lots and lots of bad weather

Well, the hurry up and wait game has been real strong this season for the AWS project. Since writing the last blog post, we’ve driven to the airfields to install the towers, but we haven’t been able to get out … Continue reading

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