Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stormy days in McMurdo

Blowing snow partially obscures "Hotel California", the "Mammoth Mountain Inn" and Observation Hill.

We got through all the safety training courses, found and sorted all our gear, selected and packed 500+ lbs of food for Crozier, and ferried it all down to the helo pad. While we were unloading, a whiteout approached, gradually obscuring Minna Bluff, Black Island, White the time we got back to Crary Lab winds were above 40 knots and visibility was less than 1/4 mile. Time to write and analyze data! Perhaps we'll get out to field camps tomorrow...

A view from our lab window - the lab truck carrying some project's gear to the helo-pad, a PistenBully (tracked vehicle in center) is parked at the plug-in spot, many types of recycling bins line the road on the left.


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