Preparing to leave for antarctica

Submitted by anelles on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 17:49

When inventory lists of 25 pages haven been typed over and four heavy (~100 kg or ~250 lbs) boxes have been closed and sent to the boat, then the preparations for Antarctica are in full blow.

We will use this spot to report on our (somewhat) yearly trips down to the Ross ice-shelf, how life is down there and how the experiment is doing. Stay tuned for updates -- if the internet permits. Believe it or not, Antarctica does not have a full-speed fiber connection to the outside behind every hill of snow.

PS: All new batteries have been tested and labeled. Let's see if these guys like -35 deg C better.

PPS: We are probably not going to be short on computers down there ...

PPPS: Shorter updates can be found on Twitter: @arianna_on_ice