The last couple days flew by in a whirlwind of packing, cleaning the lab, hosting my 2nd PolarTREC webinar and participating in Gary Wesche's second one, as well as saying "see you later"…
I introduced you to one of the buildings in McMurdo Station a couple days ago, Building #1, the Crary Lab. While there are absolutely important and vital events occurring at Crary every single day,…
This is the shortest journal I plan to write, aside from the few days when I did not write at all! I am nearing the end of this trip to Antarctica, and I am pretty busy with all the last minute items…
The DOM team is beginning to close up our Antarctic science lab for winter, as we get ready to depart this beautiful continent in just four days. Heidi and I compiled lists of all the Cotton Glacier…
The stage is built, the instruments in tune, the speakers wired, and the McMurdo crowd is ready to rock Ice Stock! The mainstage. This is the tenth year of the Ice Stock Music Festival at McMurdo…
Happy Antarctic New Years Eve! Holly is a wonderful person to ring in the New Year with! He is such a patient and tremendous help to all the scientists (an PolarTRECers) that come though McMurdo…
To continue with the science journals, I would like to talk a little about another tool the DOM team uses to study, on a molecular level, the dissolved organic matter we collect in the water samples…
The beautiful snow McMurdo is blanketed by has forced the DOM team into a couple days of quiet time- a chance to tie up loose ends with some data collection, begin to clean and box up the lab for the…
Michael is the only person in Antarctica I knew of prior to coming to the Ice. He is a great friend of my cousin, Nathan. Thanks to the wonderful online time-sucker called Facebook, Michael and I…
Happy day-after Christmas to all of you in the States and elsewhere on your side of the International Date Line! I took a few days off from journal writing to celebrate the holidays with the rest of…
One of the most exciting tools the DOM team has at the Crary Lab is designed and built by one of our very own team members, Chip Kilduff. Chip built a reverse osmosis (RO) instrument that separates…
When I talk to people around McMurdo, or classrooms of fabulous Polar Enthusiasts back in the States, I always describe dissolved organic matter (DOM) very simply as microscopic bits of organic…