I have been reading the expedition journals for some time now - they're really good! I'm doing this as part of a school project in my Honors Earth Science class at Twin Falls High School. Our entire class is following different expeditions, but I think this one is the most interesting.
So, in response to some of your journal questions on December 3rd and 4th: observing the two pictures, there seems to be much less snow and the winds look fiercer judging from the flags; about Ms. Pennycook's device, I think the device is a 360 degree camera; the humidity question was a bit too advanced for me to figure out - I couldn't find a formula for specific humidity using the dew point and relative humidity. I will try to figure it out soon though.
I would like to ask a couple questions as well: How does the dynamic nature of the sea ice affect operations and procedures in Antarctica? Why does Antarctica draw so many different types of research projects?
Thanks again for all of the journal entries! "Ice and Sky" really painted a picture. I hope you are having an excellent time. Omar Laris