Sampling at the Ice Hole

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So, conditions have been quite unfavorable for getting out in the zodiacs- thick ice stretches as far as the eye can see. We have been getting resourceful and have been working on indoor experiments in the lab (a new video I put together will explain our most recent project and be online soon).

In addition to our indoor experiment we are on the ice! Using a hole (kindly chain sawed by Gram and Steve Sweet) we are able to sample at 9am, 1pm, 5pm, and 9pm. Now this is Antarctica! Weather has just been incredible- no wind, sunshine, clear skies, warm enough for a light jacket, and sampling on the ice has involved many beautiful views, some visiting friends, and a few creatures . More pictures to come soon but here are a few. I have been working on putting together a few time lapses of the night sky (incredible clear conditions lately) and will update with new videos soon! Till then, continue to check out Antarctica.dri.edu

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