On the Ice

Feb 8: Weather Stations, and Time to Say Goodbye….

Hello Everyone! I have returned from Antarctica. Here’s the last report of what was a very busy last week!! 1. Work continues to the very end! We continued to work right up to the very end of our deployment. With … Continue reading

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20 Jan: Final WAIS blog post: Camp life, storm, and departure by Twin Otter

It turned out that our attempt to go to Thurston Island on 16 January was our last flying day to an AWS from WAIS for the season. The weather at Thurston didn’t cooperate for the remainder of our stay. The … Continue reading

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18 Jan: Otters to Evans Knoll and Thurston Island (13 Jan), and again 16 Jan

On 13 January, the weather was forecasted to be good enough on the coast for us to go to Evans Knoll and Thurston Island. We were very excited at the prospect of getting both of those sites done in one … Continue reading

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16 Jan: Otter to Janet AWS (11 Jan 2018)

A couple of weather cancelation days after our dig-out of the Turn 1 fuel cache, we got to another AWS on 11 Jan: Janet. This site hadn’t been visited since 2013 and needed to be raised. We also wanted to … Continue reading

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2 Feb: AWS Work and more!

Hello Everyone! It has been a busy few days! 1. Automatic Weather Station Work This week has been a better weather week so we’ve been able to visit a few weather stations! We made a few attempts to get to … Continue reading

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14 Jan: CKB Twin Otter arrival 5 Jan, digging out a fuel cache at Turn 1 on 8 Jan

In the evening of 5 Jan, another Twin Otter came to camp! This one has the call-sign CKB (the first Otter’s call-sign is KBG), with pilots Phil and Tyson. Given the Twin Otter needs for both our group and POLENET, … Continue reading

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26 Jan: McMurdo Station, Weather, Vessel, and Whales!

Hello Everyone! Greetings from McMurdo Station! 1. More about McMurdo Station The station I am at – here in Antarctica – is McMurdo Station. It is the largest station in Antarctica (see photo with Observation Hill in the background). It … Continue reading

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11 Jan: POLENET arrival 3 Jan, Kominko-Slade AWS 4-5 Jan

The day we went to Austin AWS, the POLENET crew arrived at WAIS. There are 8 of them, so they definitely made an immediate impact on camp life in that they nearly doubled the population! They also take up a … Continue reading

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10 Jan: Otter flights to Harry AWS (2 January) and Austin AWS (3 January)

Harry AWS, 2 January On 2 January, we took an Otter to Harry AWS. For this site, we wanted to install a boom with an ADG sensor and move the solar radiation sensor currently installed at Harry onto said boom. … Continue reading

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7 Jan: It’s been a while!

It has been a while since I’ve written a post, and that’s with good reason. Marian and I have been very productive in the past week and a half, flying to 4 of our 7 Otter sites and completing the … Continue reading

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