Author Archives: David Mikolajczyk

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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Installation of AWS on White Island

Yesterday Lee and I, along with 3 riggers, went to White Island to install a weather station. It was everyone’s first time visiting White Island, so that in itself was very cool. It also offered some great views, there was … Continue reading

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Condition 2!

I experienced my first Condition 2 weather down here yesterday, 5 December. Technically, I wasn’t in Condition 2 weather, but I saw it. For those of you who don’t know what “Condition 2” is: we have different conditions to indicate … Continue reading

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More info about skua, and some pix of fog

In my last blog entry, at the end, I threw in a picture of a skua attack. I realize now that some people may not have known what I was talking about, so please allow me to explain. Skua are … Continue reading

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Snow school and other trainings/meetings

Hey all. It’s time for another update. I’ve survived Snow School (aka Happy Camper) and figured I’d tell the tale of it. So I will do that for point 1. As for 2, regarding the other work Lee and I … Continue reading

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First days at McMurdo

Hello! This marks my first post to the On the Ice Blog for the 2012-2013 field season. It feels great to finally be down here, after some long, but relatively smooth, flights from the US to Sydney, Australia to Christchurch, … Continue reading

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