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Gearing up for the next season

Submitted by anelles on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:54

After doing a lot of analysis that was presented in our papers and at conferences like the ICRC or at TeVPa, we are gearing up for the new season. Nothing is final yet, but it looks like we have been approved to go to Antarctica again and very likely also to South Pole. South Pole?? Yes, we will be exploring the possibility of moving ARIANNA to South Pole. Sounds interesting?

The same procedure as every year

Submitted by anelles on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 08:51

... the team gets snowed in.

Tent under snow

It is so foreseeable that we already plan with it, when we make the schedule for our time in the field. At least two days will be spent sitting in the tent, catching up on writing down logs and documentation and watching movies preferably about people dying on cold mountains or in the snow. The correct amount of irony for such a weather.

News from the team

Submitted by anelles on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 16:59

So, this season, we are at the other end of the information flow. Namely on the low priority end, well almost. We are in touch regularly about station performance, wifi-network status, training needs and logistics. However, the "so, what happened outside of scientific routine"-part is clearly not as exciting as it is when you are down on the ice yourself. Anyway, we can make the best of it and let you know that also this year, things are exciting and never the same on the Ross ice-shelf.

Season is on the way

Submitted by anelles on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 16:43

Well, this season the blog is going to be a little different. We are changing perspective: Last season we reported directly from the ice, this season we will report from back home and from what we hear from down there. Interestingly, it is not a lot so far -- but we are hoping that it will get better.

Airplanes in Antarctica

Getting ready for the next polar season

Submitted by anelles on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:28

Yes, we will be going down again this year. And yes, there will be new photos and new stories about spending nights on the ice-shelf.
What do we have in store for you this year? Not absolutely sure yet, but fairly certain it will involve drilling/melting holes, installing a wind-generator, and ... who would have thought ... digging. Also this season, we will find everything buried by about an additional meter of snow.