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    Your questions answered, Part 2

    Posted December 30th, 2009 by

    Here are some more of Thomas’ answers, this time from the Hood River class. Enjoy, and don’t forget to follow up with him on experiments!
    Which direction does a compass point to when you are at the South Pole? North, right? But is north “down”? We weren’t sure exactly where the magnetic South Pole is either. [...]

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    Your questions answered, Part 1

    Posted December 10th, 2009 by

    “Since the sun is up 24 hours a day, is the amount of light the same or does it dim  a little?  Is it hard to go to sleep?  Does the sun feel warm on your skin?  Is it weird going to bed while it still light out?”
    This is a great question.  The angle of [...]

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    Ice Caves

    Posted November 30th, 2009 by

    Visiting an ice cave near Mt. Erebus that has formed inside a glacier.

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    Last day in McMurdo, before WAIS

    Posted November 30th, 2009 by

    We’ve had a break in the weather this past week and a number of  flights that had previously been delayed have been able to make it into the camp. I am still in McMurdo but I have a flight scheduled for Monday the 30th. While my time in McMurdo has been fun I am much [...]

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    At Happy Camper school

    Posted November 24th, 2009 by

    Over the past two days I’ve been attending “Happy Camper School” where I learned how to set up a camp and survive out in cold, windy Antarctica. I made a short video about the camp and my accommodations for the night.
    Also, if you wondering, the camera battery got really cold during the night [...]

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    First Antarctica pics

    Posted November 19th, 2009 by
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    In Antarctica…and cold weather gear

    Posted November 18th, 2009 by

    Yesterday I finally made it to Antarctica after waiting for a flight from Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch is the staging point for most people headed to the Antarctic continent and McMurdo Station. People head to the Antarctic Peninsula and Palmer Station usually take off from Chile.
    Before leaving for Antarctica everyone is issued Extreme Cold Weather [...]

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    Ice Cores: Time machines for studying the Earth’s past

    Posted November 17th, 2009 by
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    Where I’ll be…

    Posted November 17th, 2009 by
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    About me and the ice core project…

    Posted November 17th, 2009 by

    Who am I?
    I am PhD student in geology at Oregon State University where I study how carbon dioxide has varied in the past.  You can learn more about the OSU ice core lab. I grew up in Boardman and St.  Helens, Oregon and went the college at the University of Chicago.
    What will I be doing?
    I [...]

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