On the Ice

We are back in McMurdo!

It’s that time of year again! The AWS Program has returned to McMurdo to continue maintaining our gold-standard network of surface meteorological observations! This year, our work will be split between two teams of two field members each. The first … Continue reading

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End of AWS Field Season 2014-2015

Hi Everyone! Sorry to leave you all hanging for the past month! We left the continent 3 February, then took some time off and got back to the office about 2 weeks ago, but I figured I should finish explaining … Continue reading

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Windless Bight and Cape Bird AWS

Hey Everyone! This past week has easily been my favorite of the season! Dave and I had the opportunity to snowmobile out to Windless Bight and then once Lee and Elin got back from WAIS we were able to all … Continue reading

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South Pole Telescopes, SPICECORE, and Henry AWS

As Carol said, I’ll be talking about a few more of the things we did while we were at South Pole, including our second and final station visit to Henry AWS. We were to do pretty much the same thing … Continue reading

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Getting to South Pole and visiting Nico AWS

Hello Again! Dave and I got back from the South Pole on Saturday, January 17th after completing AWS visits at both Nico and Henry. This post will talk about a couple of things we did while we waited nine days … Continue reading

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I launched a weather balloon!

On 31 December 2014 I launched a weather balloon! The weather observers do weather balloon (radiosonde) launches twice a day during the summer and once a day during winter here. I went with Carol and Elin to the Mac Weather … Continue reading

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Helo Flights to Ferrell, Laurie II, and Minna Bluff

Hello Everyone! It has been a busy week here in Antarctica, which started with Christmas Dinner last Thursday. Here on base, we had the 25th and 26th off so we were able to enjoy Christmas dinner together on Christmas day. … Continue reading

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Making Power Boxes and Hauling Heavy Things

Hello Again! Dave, Elin, and I have now been in Antarctica for a week! Unfortunately we haven’t been able to take any flights out to our sites in the past week due to cloudy skies and crowded scheduling for the … Continue reading

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CDC, LC_130 flight, and training

Hi everyone! Dave has already introduced me, but I’m Carol Costanza and I’m a research intern at the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center. This is my first time to Antarctica, so this past week has been a whirlwind of new and … Continue reading

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Back on the ice!

Hello again! I’m back on the ice for another fun-filled, busy, and cold Antarctic field season. I arrived here late in the evening yesterday, 17 December, at 8:45 pm. I came with a couple new helpers to the Automatic Weather … Continue reading

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