2018 PolarTREC Cohort
Home! After just about five weeks of being in Antarctica, I'm now home safe and sound. School is back in full swing. There are no flight schedules to check, no humidity sensors to raise, no 70-…
Dr. Lazzara
This is the fifth and final "Meet the Scientist" journal entry featuring the members of the intrepid Automatic Weather Station crew. Have you been wondering who is with me here in Antarctica and who…
Scott's Discovery Hut
I have mentioned that I met a fellow teacher (Michelle O'Leary) here at McMurdo. (I'll be writing a journal about Michelle soon.) In addition to her normal duties here, she is also a tour guide for…
AWS Christmas
Merry Christmas from Antarctica It is Christmas morning here in Antarctica, but right now, it is Christmas Eve back home. My family has just come home from church and they are all in the kitchen.…
Digging battery
Servicing an Automatic Weather Station in Antarctica Yesterday and today we were able to fly out to two Automatic Weather Stations (AWS), named Nico and Henry. Neither had been serviced in a few…
Dave M Helicopter
Meet the Scientist This is the fourth of five "Meet the Scientist" journal entries featuring the members of the intrepid Automatic Weather Station crew. Have you been wondering who is with me here in…
Flat white 1
Flat White and Leafy Green! Flat white is a condition where it is impossible to tell the ground from the sky and the horizon is not distinguishable. Today the weather is not suitable for flying.…
Snow under SPS
Some more questions from students! Click the Media tab for a continuation of the Station tour. What differences (other than the temperature) is there when comparing Antarctica to USA? Meghan O. 6th…
sleeping Seals
I had my PolarConnect event today! Lee Wellhouse and I were able to call in on a VOIP connection. Sadly we couldn't connect with a video feed because of some internet limitations. It was GREAT to…
frozen lip balm
Being at the South Pole Station is like being on a ship...on another planet. Here is a video (Click the 'Media' tab) of a glimpse of life inside the South Pole Station. This short video shows the…
Geographic S Pole
Time Travel? Click the Media tab to see a short YouTube video of today's visit to the Ceremonial and Geographic South Poles! I was at the Geographic South Pole today! It is a simple pole in the snow…
LC-130 to Pole
After eight days of weather delays we finally flew to the South Pole! Click the "Media" to see a YouTube video of the trip! This day started much like most of the previous eight. I woke up at 0545…