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Oden Antarctic Expedition 07
28 May 2010 Off to the Amazon!
PolarTREC teacher Lollie Garay is at it again! Instead of Antarctica, she's now in the Amazon and working with polar researcher, Patricia (Tish) Yager. Learn all about how the poles and the equator…
1 March 2008 Reflections on "The Ice"
February 29, 2008 Cloud reflections in the Ross Sea *Clouds refelected off the Ross Sea * ** How do you begin to describe an experience that has taken you farther than you thought you were capable…
21 January 2008 The People on the Mighty Oden
*He (Columbus)enjoyed long stretches of pure delight such as only a seaman may know, and moments of high exultation that only a discoverer can experience. **Rear Admiral **Samuel Eliot Morison*…
8 January 2008 The End of the Day
The day began way too early! We had a small window of time beginning at 7am for breakfast and souvenir shopping! Then a hike for a tour of Scott’s Hut at 8am or a tour of the Aquarium (how much can…
6 January 2008 So much to do!
Latitude: 77.57 S Longitude: 167.40 E Temperature: -3 degrees C Wind chill: -14 degrees C We were informed on the 6th to be ready to leave the Oden between the 7th and the 8th. Everyone went into…
4 January 2008 The Business of Breaking Ice
Latitude: 77.39 S Longitude: 165.54 E Temperature: -10 degrees C Wind chill: -19 degrees C We were wakened this morning by the roar of ice breaking and the ships' tremors as it did its job. The…
3 January 2008 Last Day for Science
Latitude: 76.49 Longitude: 166.31 Temperature: -4.1 degrees C Wind Chill: -21.0 degrees C Yesterday ended very late for many, and today began very early! We are on the last day of sampling and are in…
2 January 2008 Land Ho!
Latitude: 77 degrees Longitude: 170 degrees Temperature: -4.8 degrees C Wind Chill: -12.9 degrees C Well, we survived the past 48 hours of rock and rolling in the Ross Sea! The turbulent movement is…
31 December 2007 Happy New Year!
Latitude: 77 S Longitude: 171 E Temperature: -6.7 degrees C **Wind Chill: **-29.1 degrees C! We are in our second day of rough sailing. The winds have really picked up and have made working outside…
30 December 2007 We Cross the International Dateline
Latitude: 77.30 Longitude: 180 Temperature: -0.9 degrees C Wind chill: -0.9 degrees C We are in transit to another work station in the Ross Sea. A science meeting was held tonight to plan for the…
29 December 2007 Bay of Whales
Latitude: 78 degrees Longitude: 163 degrees Temperature: 1.5 degrees C Wind chill: -7.1 degrees C The Oden entered the Bay of Whales about 6 AM and sailed right up to the fast ice! By the time I got…
28 December 2007 Ross Sea
Latitude: 76.48 Longitude: 161.53 Temperature: -3.5 degrees C Wind chill: -13.3 degrees C The skies are clouding up this morning. We've gotten spoiled by the sunny days we've been enjoying. The wind…