On the Ice

27 Dec: Arrival at WAIS

Marian and I arrived at WAIS today. But not before trying on three separate days, two of which were before the Christmas break. We first tried to fly to WAIS on Friday, 22 Dec, but we were a backup to … Continue reading

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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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Canceled to fly to WAIS, in McMurdo for Christmas!

We got canceled trying to go to WAIS again today, 23 December. We were the backup mission to a Herc flight to South Pole which was activated. Because of the Christmas holiday, McMurdo takes their holiday break for the next … Continue reading

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On the schedule to go to WAIS!

It’s that time of year, when the AWS team tries to go to WAIS. Marian and I have been waiting for this moment. For the past couple weeks, while we have been on the helo and Otter schedule here in … Continue reading

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