Monthly Archives: June 2012

Walking on (frozen) water

On a calm day earlier this week, our team of field assistants took their first tentative ski-steps onto the sea-ice. Their task was to drill holes in the ice and measure the thickness at ┬ávarious points. This confirmed that the … Continue reading

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Midwinter

Midwinter’s day is the highlight in our busy social calendar, a day when we can celebrate having the same number of buildings on the base as when winter began and (hopefully) not having lost all of our marbles. Our short, … Continue reading

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More sea ice

I went for a walk today to check on the progress of the sea ice. Impressively, it has remained intact despite being battered by 40 knot winds overnight. and most of the clear water that was visible from Rothera last … Continue reading

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Winter sunrise

Now, I know that people can get bored with seeing pictures of sunrises, especially when they don’t even feature the actual sun. I understand this well, because recently I’ve also sighed deeply each time a new and incredible sunrise appears … Continue reading

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The frozen sea

With the sun now hiding well below the horizon, the air temperature has fallen sharply over the last couple of weeks. This new chilly regime has been welcomed by all of us down here – after all, this is what … Continue reading

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