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19 January 2009 More questions than answers!
After a short stay in New Zealand, and meeting some very interesting people, I have endured the long flight back to California. It was great to come back to school to a warm welcome. I cannot thank…
8 January 2009 A successful season!
Our project is in the final stages. We have completed the seismic experiment and are now in the process of collecting and packing all of the seismometers for return to New Mexico Tech. Two of the…
31 December 2008 [Video] Watch a real convecting lava lake!
Dr. Clive Oppenheimer has been sampling the gases from the volcano and among other observations, he has been using a thermalimaging camera to collect data on the surface temperatures of the lake…
25 December 2008 Merry Christmas from Mt. Erebus!
While we have been working on our seismic experiment, we have taken a few hours to explore some of the fantastic landscape and features on the volcano. Some of the more interesting and beautiful…
19 December 2008 Mt. Erebus and it's lava lake.
Mt. Erebus is unique in being the world's southern most active volcano. What also makes this volcano special is the long lived lava lake that has been in the crater ever since people have been…
16 December 2008 So Far So Good!
At this time the experiment is moving pretty well. All of the seismometers are in place and ready to go. Omar Marcillio is trouble shooting any of the stations that need attention. Jay and Matt…
11 December 2008 Mt. Erebus, The world's southern most active volcano
We have made it to the top of Mt. Erebus! It is one of the most breathtaking sites I've ever seen! As you come up over the edge the crater opens up in front of you and you feel that you can look…
27 November 2008 Welcome to Antarctica!
The C-17 flight was great. But who left the freezer door open! Since we have arrived in McMurdo it has been non-stop training and getting ready for the trip up the volcano. McMurdo is a well-…
25 November 2008 Antarctic Museum Exhibit
The Antarctic exhibit at the Canterbury Museum is a wonderful place to visit if you are headed to the ice. The museum is located in Christchurch, New Zealand and is housed in the old Canterbury…
23 November 2008 We are off to a great start!
What an amazing day today! Landing in Christchurch, New Zealand this morning was beautiful. This land has been a jumping off place for many an Antarctic explorer throughout history. Along with a…
11 November 2008 Fantastic student work!
The students have turned in their projects and they are outstanding! They were asked to use their imaginations and a lot of creativity. The only rule was that the project had to be able to fit…
10 October 2008 October 10, 2008 - Let the Adventure Begin!
My position with the Erebus Volcano group was approved kind of late, so this is my first journal entry. I really want to thank all of the students that have been writing to me in the, "Ask the Team"…