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Bad Weather and the JR

ABOARD THE JOIDES RESOLUTION, ON THE BERING SEA-- One of our readers there posted a great question in response to my posts regarding the incoming Typhoon Vamco approaching us from the South. I consulted the Captain and... {Read More »}

Driver’s Ed in the Bering Sea

ABOARD THE JOIDES RESOLUTION, ON THE BERING SEA-- Wrapping up the second to last site might otherwise be an uneventful, if somewhat relaxing occasion. But today was a bit different.... {Read More »}

A Typical Day in an Atypical Place

AGAP-SOUTH CAMP, ANTARCTICA– Once we began flying at AGAP, we quickly got into a routine of collecting data, downloading, archiving and running a quality control procedure. We are operating 24 hours a day in two teams... {Read More »}

The South Pole and Beyond

SUMMER CAMP, SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- So, perhaps I was a bit ahead of schedule when I referred to Friday as the Eve of Discovery. Since then, AGAP has been playing the waiting game... {Read More »}

Holiday Weather in McMurdo

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Thanksgiving Day weather at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, turned out to be pretty interesting, as weather always can change quickly here. Our holiday weekend greeted us with 50 mph winds, but it didn't effect the great feast we had in the dining hall... {Read More »}

Happy Camper School

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- As the Delta drove away after dropping off our group for Happy Camper School, also known as “Snowcraft 1” and survival training, I had a distinct mix of adrenaline excitement and nervousness... {Read More »}

Getting Ready for Greenland

To do field research on top of two miles of ice, you've got to be prepared. Here's what I'm packing. {Read More »}