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South Pole Ozonesonde Launch

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Preparation for an ozonesonde launch takes place in the Balloon Inflation Facility (BIF) and begins about 7-10 days prior to launch day... {Read More »}

Sunny Days Are Here

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Now we have the sun well above the horizon and it's great to see again. Not only has it made my walk to ARO (Atmospheric Research Observatory) easier, being outside in the sun sparks a bit of energy and helps motivate to get some work done as we get ready to turn over to next year's crew... {Read More »}

The Ozone Hole…It’s Still There!

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- With the arrival of mid-August, comes our first glimpse of dawn on the horizon. Not only is this a welcome sight to us “Polies”, but it brings upon us initiation of the destruction of ozone in the stratosphere (location of the “ozone layer”)... {Read More »}

As Sunset Approaches…Let’s Talk Solar Radiation

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Station closing occurred on February 14th at 2:30 AM as the last flight did a spectacular fly-by to wish us well on our eight month deep freeze. No more cargo in or out and we are on our own now... {Read More »}

Getting Thrown into the Fire (Freezer)

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Marc and Cully left on schedule leaving my partner and me to take over. Wouldn’t you know it, the very next day my partner has to leave the ice for a health-related issue and I’m left to run the station on my own having only been there a little over a week!... {Read More »}

Looking for Ozone Destroyers

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- Drs. Jochen Stutz and Jennie Thomas from UCLA are up at Summit looking for halogens which could be contributing to the destruction of ozone, here at Summit and in other polar areas. The instrument they use for this is a large telescope... {Read More »}