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    Arrival!

    Posted November 30th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-30-2008
    Location: Christchurch, NZ to McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    Time: 10 pm
    Latitude: 77°50′46.42″S
    Longitude: 166°39′59.78″E
    Elevation: 34m (112’)
    Temperature: -5 °C ( °F)
    Wind Chill: -10 °C (°F)
    Breakfast: Trail mix snack
    Lunch: Bag lunch: sandwich, chips, granola bar, apple, water.
    Supper:
    Timeline:
    5:30 AM – Wake up.
    6:00 AM – Catch the shuttle to the airport.
    7:15 AM – Check in.
    9:00 AM – Take off from Christchurch!!
    3:00 [...]

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    Waiting in Akaroa

    Posted November 29th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-29-2008
    Location: Devon Hotel in Christchurch, NZ
    Time: 9pm
    Latitude: 43°31′43.04″S
    Longitude: 172°37′58.15″E
    Elevation: 75 m (246’)
    Breakfast: Blueberry muffin & another pastry
    Lunch: skipped
    Supper: Veggie lasagna & a salad.
    Today we spent the day in Akaroa. Tim and I had some work to do so we spent most of the day at the
    hostel, but everyone else went out and had fun. [...]

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    Delayed departure

    Posted November 28th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-28-2008
    Location: Akaroa, New Zealand
    Time: 8pm
    Latitude: 43°48′15.80″S
    Longitude: 172°58′4.32″E
    Elevation: 3m
    Breakfast: Toast & an apple.
    Lunch: Chowder with mussels.
    Supper: Fish & Chips.
    At 11:35 pm last night we got the notice that our flight was going to be canceled due to weather. Since this weekend is the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no more flights on Saturday or Sunday, [...]

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    Thanksgiving in New Zealand

    Posted November 27th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-27-2008
    Location: Devon Hotel in Christchurch, NZ
    Time: 8pm
    Latitude: 43°31′43.04″S
    Longitude: 172°37′58.15″E
    Elevation: 75 m (246’)
    Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, hashbrows, yogurt & fruit.
    Lunch: Apple & a roll.
    Supper: Lots of Indian food
    Ken’s flight made it! We are scheduled to go to the airport at 12:30am tonight. Everyone is excited and hoping that our flight isn’t delayed. I again spent most [...]

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    Preparing to leave

    Posted November 26th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-26-2008
    Location: Devon Hotel in Christchurch, NZ
    Time: 9pm
    Latitude: 43°31′43.04″S
    Longitude: 172°37′58.15″E
    Elevation: 75 m (246’)
    Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, hashbrows, yogurt & fruit.
    Lunch: Korean seafood
    Supper: Sushi
    Spent the day walking around town & buying things that I realized that I might need/want in Antarctica. Not much to report though, just passing the time. Ken Taylor was able to get a [...]

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    Dusky dolphins in Kaikoura Bay, New Zealand

    Posted November 25th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu
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    Swimming with the dusky dolphins

    Posted November 25th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-25-2008
    Location: Devon Hotel in Christchurch, NZ
    Time: 10pm
    Latitude: 43°31′43.04″S
    Longitude: 172°37′58.15″E
    Elevation: ~10 m (’)
    Temperature: °C ( °F)
    Wind speed: km/h ( mp/h)
    Wind Chill: °C (°F)
    Animals: Dusky Dolphins!!! Also the Wandering Albatross.
    Breakfast: Blueberry muffin & French bread with nutella
    Lunch: An apple
    Supper: Fish & rice. Chocolate cake for dessert.
    Today I had an incredible experience, I swam with dolphins! We [...]

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    At the Dolphin Lodge, Kaikoura, New Zealand

    Posted November 24th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-24-2008
    Location: Dolphin Lodge, Kaikoura
    Time: 10pm
    Latitude: 42°24′14.08″S
    Longitude: 173°40′57.40″E
    Elevation: ~20 m
    Wind speed: ~40-60 mph
    Precipitation: heavy in the morning
    Animals:
    Breakfast: Musli & other leftover food
    Lunch: Tuna and crackers
    Supper: Fish & Chips
    Last night it rained a lot! Spruce and I were sleeping in bivy sacks under a tarp and although we weren’t getting rained on directly, our bivy sacks [...]

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    The Way to WAIS

    Posted November 19th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Date: 11-19-2008
    Location: Christchurch, NZ
    Time: 11 pm
    Latitude: 43° 31.87‘ S
    Longitude: 172° 37.27’ E
    Elevation: 75 m (246’)
    Temperature: ~18°C (~60°F)
    Animals: Herds of sheep seen from the plane, butterflies in botanical
    garden.
    Breakfast: Eggs, sausage and fresh fruit on the airplane.
    Lunch: Thai food.
    Supper: Rack of lamb ribs with roasted potatoes.
    Today we arrived in New Zealand after a long series of flights. [...]

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    Welcome to Transmissions

    Posted November 19th, 2008 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Transmissions from the Ice Sheet is a chronicle of Logan Mitchell’s trek to Antarctica as a member of a collaborative team of scientists, students and technicians who intend to collect a 3.5 kilometer ice core over a period of three Antarctic summers. Mitchell, a Ph.D. student in geosciences at OSU and part of Ed Brook’s [...]

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