Almost all the members of the science team aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer icebreaker gather for a midnight photo.
Almost all the members of the science team aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer icebreaker gather for a midnight photo.

Author
Date
Location
Onboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer icebreaker in the Amundsen Sea off the southwest coast of Antarctica
Weather Summary
Just before sunset, with light winds and scattered clouds
Temperature
-7.4˚C
Wind Speed
11.5 knots from the south
Wind Chill
-19.1˚C

Comments

Bob Ross

I copied the coordinates into Google Earth. It looks like you are between a big piece of ice and the mainland. Is that the case?

Sarah Slack

That pretty much sums it up- we have been working our way closer to the face of the Thwaites Glacier through a stretch of the Amundsen Sea with abundant icebergs- most of which calved off the Thwaites or Pine Island Glaciers. I'll post another map with some satellite imagery in post soon.

Sarah Slack

That pretty much sums it up- we have been working our way closer to the face of the Thwaites Glacier through a stretch of the Amundsen Sea with abundant icebergs- most of which calved off the Thwaites or Pine Island Glaciers. I'll post another map with some satellite imagery soon.