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Wrapping Up

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Our project is just about over. We flew our last two flights on Sunday and are scheduled to fly back to New Zealand on Wednesday. Of course, the weather here will have… {Read More »}



First UAV Flight in East Antarctica

HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE-- Andreas Tollefsen of Norut (Northern Research Institute) in Norway, was in charge of flying the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) we had along with us on the traverse. The UAV carried a payload of... {Read More »}



First Look

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- We’ve completed our second successful science flight to Terra Nova Bay Friday night into Saturday morning. This was a 16.5 hour flight that covered a distance of a bit over 1300 km… {Read More »}



Terra Nova Bay or Bust

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- It has been a slow, and sometimes frustrating, effort to get our first successful science flight of the project, but we did succeed last night... {Read More »}



First Flight

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Our reason for being in Antarctica is to fly small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), known as Aerosondes, to make measurements of the atmosphere and ocean over the Terra Nova Bay polynya. Today we took a major step towards that goal when... {Read More »}



Daily Life in McMurdo

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- We’ve been in Antarctic for just about a week now. Much of our time since we’ve arrived has been spent unpacking, setting up, and testing our gear and attending training sessions and… {Read More »}



To Antarctica

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- I’ve spent the last 4 days in transit from the US to Antarctica. I left home midday on Saturday (22 August), flying from Denver to San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand... {Read More »}



Tagging Icebergs From Above

SOUTHERN OCEAN-- One very important piece of information needed to study an iceberg is its geographical location at any given time. By analyzing the iceberg's position with respect to the ship we can relate the… {Read More »}