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.
... we would already know, who will be part of this year's team.
The has started rising again on the Ross ice-shelf and just a week later, our stations are back to life. During only a couple of minutes per day, they have been signaling that they have made it through the winter.
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.
As I have promised this blog will not die just because we are back in California. However, between you and new blog-posts is the upgrade of our website.
The deployment team 2015/2016 is safely back in California and ready to enjoy the Christmas holidays. While -- as true scientists -- we are all eager to look at the data and how the stations are performing, there has to be time to relax and enjoy the warmth. Well, actually Southern California seems to be broken, I am wearing a sweater right now ...
We are back in McMurdo! And clearly everyone is happy to be back! We were even greeted with fluffy snow.
It is quiet unbelievable, but even in remote places as Antarctica you develop such as thing as a routine.