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Field Deployment

WHILLANS ICE STREAM, ANTARCTICA-- We landed at our field site after a three hour flight from McMurdo Station. Climbing out of the plane we were in a white flat expanse... {Read More »}

Interview with the Outgoing South Pole Winter-over

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Well, after numerous weather delays, I arrived at the South Pole on October 27th. The previous winter-overs running the Atmospheric Research Observatory, LTJG Marc Weekley and engineer Patrick Cullis, were there to greet me at the ski-way... {Read More »}

Visitors on the Antarctic Plateau

HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE-- In the middle of our traverse, we had the rather surreal experience of being visited by a French film crew making a documentary about research work in Antarctica. The crew flew in on a Basler... {Read More »}

One Month in the Deep Field, Part 1

ABOARD AN LC-130 EN ROUTE TO CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND-- It’s with a heavy heart that I climb aboard “Ivan the Terra” bus to get transported to Willy Field and off the Antarctic continent... {Read More »}

If All Goes According to Plan…

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- The Basler plane we've been waiting for finally came, from McMurdo, and we were able to load it up and send it off to Camp Winter with cargo... {Read More »}

The Recon Flight and Sastrugi Problem

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Last week, a reconnaissance flight over the vehicles determined that the surface out there is too rough to land for the Basler aircraft we were scheduled to take on Saturday... {Read More »}