Author Archives: David Mikolajczyk

Helo to Linda AWS

Lee and I knocked off another station on our to-do list when we flew by helo to Linda AWS yesterday, 20 January (I suppose you could consider this part of the helo bonanza). We needed to dig out and remove … Continue reading

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Helo trip to Pegasus! (And Ferrell AWS)

And so continues the helo bonanza. On Thursday 16 January we were planning to helo out to Ferrell AWS to switch the data transmission from Argos to freewave. Of course, all of these flights depend on good weather, and Tuesday … Continue reading

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Cape Bird

On Wednesday 15 January, Lee and I continued our helo bonanza by flying to Cape Bird AWS. Just like Tuesday, the purpose of this trip was to check on the AWS and make sure things looked ok. Before flying to … Continue reading

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Day of Travels

Tuesday 14 January was a traveling day for our group. John and Melissa (along with Ben Jolly, a grad student from the University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand, and Suz, a mountaineer) departed McMurdo for Tall Tower! AWS by snowmobile … Continue reading

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My first penguin!

It’s a good thing I posted my previous blog post when I did, because had I waited until after the snowmobile training that day, the only thing I would have talked about was the penguin we saw….. When John came … Continue reading

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Planes, Train(ing)s, and Snowmobiles.. And Pegasus AWS

Turns out I can’t keep up the blog-a-day pace! The past few days have brought progress, and our first weather delays! Since a common theme with my first two blog posts was the warmth in McMurdo, I will lead this … Continue reading

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McMurdo warmth, Hut Point, and training

Two blog posts in two days! This has to be a record. Not sure if I can keep up this pace… I realized that I wanted, but forgot, to include a picture in my first post, one that shows all … Continue reading

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Dave’s (and Melissa’s) arrival to the ice!

Greetings from (balmy) Antarctica! It’s Dave, back at the blog-posting frenzy that defines our Antarctic field season! It’s good to be back on the ice, especially when friends back home in the Midwest are dealing with an *Arctic* blast that … Continue reading

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Staying put/Going to Windless Bight/Leaving the Ice

Since it has been a whole week since my last post, I wish I could say it has been an incredibly eventful one full of station visits. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case, as the only station we visited was … Continue reading

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Visit to Ferrell AWS

Yesterday (on Wednesday, 12/12/12) Lee and I made the helo trip to Ferrell to remove instrumentation from Ferrell. The trip was successful, but there were a couple delays along the way. In this post I’ll talk 1) briefly of the … Continue reading

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