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Measuring a Glacier’s Motion

WHILLANS ICE STREAM, ANTARCTICA-- There are two basic projects that we are working on through our field work in Antarctica. One is looking at changes in the ice surface motion through time. To do this we make three types of GPS measurement... {Read More »}



One Month in the Deep Field, Part 5

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND-- For about a month, we worked every single day, taking turns cooking for each other (some meals more agreeable than others – there were some complaints about my dishes being too spicy!), sleeping in individual mountain tents... {Read More »}



One Month in the Deep Field, Part 2

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND-- We spent the first week or so in the deep field visiting GPS stations that were left out on the ice over-winter and setting out passive seismometers. Whillans Ice Stream behaves in a unique way – it slips twice a day in episodes that are linked to the tidal cycle... {Read More »}



Don’t Fall in That Crack

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Imagine yourself driving a snowmobile in bone-chilling cold, upon a windswept snowfield, in Antarctica, your body is weary and you look forward to collapsing into your sleeping bag. Suddenly, the snowmobile in… {Read More »}



Transportation in Support of Science: The LC-130 Hercules

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND– (By Lisa Strong-Aufhauser) We, but even more so, I, spent a lot of time in LC-130 Hercules transport planes operated by the U.S. Air National Guard out of Stratton Air Force Base in New York... {Read More »}



Green, Electric Snowmobiles

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- Transportation in areas where scientists are making precise atmospheric measurements is no small matter. Meet Dr. Ethan Brodsky from the University of Wisconsin, who advised a group of undergraduate students in the design and build of a quiet, non-polluting, powerful electric snowmobile... {Read More »}



Video Dispatch : Skidoos

In our live webcast at the Exploratorium last weekend (to watch click here) we aired some as-of-yet-unseen video dispatches I made at Siple Dome, Antarctica. During the webcast we also mentioned a couple of video… {Read More »}



Antarctic Life: A Look Back At Our Time In the Field, Part 3

The members of our team are now either home or still in the process of making their way there. Looking back at our time in the field here in Antarctica, I want to share some… {Read More »}



The Barrier to Lake Conway

In this audio dispatch I describe our team's attempt to travel to Lake Conway, one of the sites where we were planning to place our GPS instruments. On the way there, however, our team found… {Read More »}



The Skidoo Situation

In this audio dispatch I describe our skidoo mishaps, and how our bad luck was swiftly followed by aid and good fortune. … {Read More »}