Ticket for Jargie the Science Girl- Photo by DJ Kast
Icy at Heart It's been a full 30 days since I got back from my adventure! Time sure does fly, and yet, I missed being on the ice nearly every single day. And now all I want to do is share this…
Excited, blurry photo of Christmas lights
Back to the dark side I'm back in California, where winter means 60 degrees F and the night sky is dark! I woke up in disbelief that I spent the month of December at the South Pole; what an…
No ice in sight in Christchurch
Off-Ice I was pleasantly surprised when I landed in Christchurch on my planned off-ice date. No delays leaving the South Pole, no delays in McMurdo, everything went smoothly. I bet my family was…
A hike with Anna and Jannes around Observation Hill
Penguin count The final penguin count is...ZERO. I went on three different hikes for a total of four hours; I tried, dear friends, I tried. I might go back out after dinner...just one last time…
The plane that took me from my South Pole home
The same, but different... I made it back to McMurdo today AS SCHEDULED! Hooray! One flight down, only three more to go to get back to California. I stepped off the plane and was immediately drawn to…
The entry to the ice tunnels
Christmas with a View Today during dinner I sat down with strangers and met a new friend. His name is Andy and he is an engineering at one of the field camps, studying changes in the Earth's magnetic…
The galley decorated for Christmas
Merry Christmas Eve! We had our Christmas celebration tonight! The kitchen staff outdid themselves! Everything was beautiful and delicious. When I first walked into the galley, I was a little sad to…
Origami penguins
Logging ‘till the very end It is only a few days before the SPICE Core team (Anna and Jannes) and I board a flight and we are making use of every last minute of the camp. Originally, Anna and Jannes…
SPICE Core scientists setting up their experiment
Words of Wisdom Long days collecting data means that I’ve gotten a lot of time to sit and get to know some of the SPICE Core physicists. I asked them for their words of wisdom for the next generation…
The winch wrapping up
The other city that never sleeps Jocelyn update It might just be the extreme cold weather gear talking, but I think I’m getting used to this cold thing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still got skin as…
A beautiful day at the South Pole
This season on IceCube Jocelyn update It’s been early mornings helping at the SPICE Core camp. I don’t mind because it means I get to drive a snowmobile a few minutes after I wake up. Today is…
A cartoon DOM
Dom-do-dom-dom-DOM If IceCube had a mascot it would probably be a friendly, talking DOM…probably wearing glasses because it’s obviously sooo cool. The DOM’s superpower would be communication. Being…