Before the traverse
I hope that some of you check back here, because the big news is that the traverse to the final test site has taken off from McMurdo! They have a trip that will take them 10 to 12 days to complete…
Getting on board the LC-130
Yes, I did make it home. Here's a story of the trip and some pictures I took along the way. Happy Holidays to everyone who followed along. Going Home – Day One Today is Thursday, December 13. I…
Mike LeBaron and Tractor
Today the sun was back out, the wind was calm and the snow and ice of McMurdo Sound had regained the brilliance that we have become accustomed to here. It’s my last day in Antarctica – tomorrow I…
Airport christmas tree
Hi to everyone! i just wanted to let you know that I've left McMurdo and am on the way home. Right now I'm in Sydney, Australia waiting for my flight to the U.S. It will be a 15 hour flight that…
Heli1
The WISSARD project won’t be using helicopters, but many of the projects do. There is no way you can ignore them. They are thumping around in the sky all day long and the heliport area is just…
Ice and Sky
It occupies my mind, a foreign terrain Lit up by the sun’s rays, 24 hours of light Drawing my imagination south, pulling me toward them The mountains rise through layered clouds Strong, resolute…
Touch Tank
A Fish Tail Dissostichus mawsoni?! What’s that? It’s also known as the Antarctic Toothfish, Antarctic Cod, and Chilean Sea Bass. It can grow to be up to six feet long and weigh over 300 pounds .…
Snowmobile
Hi to everyone. We’ve had several busy days and I didn’t get anything written so I want to do a quick entry to update you on what we’ve been doing at WISSARD. I always know which coat is mine - it's…
Mystery Photo 1
Mystery Photo Today the weather is not great. It's 28 degrees F, so not very cold, but winds are 19-20 mph and there are low-lying clouds and poor visibility with a chance of higher winds, so a lot…
Chalet 12-3-12
This is another little PolarProblem to test your skills of observation. I’ve put in two pictures. One was taken today, the other was taken on November 11. Both days the visibility was limited…
Radar Dome
Thank you to everyone who joined me and Dr. Ross Powell this morning for our live webinar from McMurdo Station in Antarctica. If you missed it you can listen to the archive when its posted.…
Weddell Seal
Antarctica Day Don't forget to log in to the PolarConnect webinar on Monday, December 3. Topics will include Antarctica Day and the WISSARD project. It starts at 10:30 Pacific Standard Time.…