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New Year’s Eve meteorites and pizza

Date posted: December 31st, 2014

Happy New Year!  Given our location just west of the international date line, we get to be among the first on the planet to celebrate the arrival of 2015.
On this particularly beautiful day, we took the opportunity to do some reconnaissance of the surrounding peaks.  …Read more.

Lions and Tigers and Meteorites…Oh My

Date posted: December 30th, 2014

 
As much as I like to think I am clever, and to make these blogs funny (and informative), after two straight days of searching for 8+ hours in the wind and the cold, I’m mostly trying not to nod off and fall asleep in my one pot meal. …Read more.

Half way home

Date posted: December 30th, 2014

Ralph here,  in Sydney airport and still awake. For those of you who care, I thought I'd ipdate you on my personal progress home in spite of Sydney Airport's less-than-accommodating internet speeds.  

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a full day sweeping

Date posted: December 29th, 2014

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a full day sweeping

Date posted: December 29th, 2014

We had nice weather today — maybe -15 degrees C (or 0 F) with relatively light winds and sun — and took advantage of it to have our second full day in the field. …Read more.

Christmas and Boxing Day Blogs

Date posted: December 29th, 2014

Christmas: The day dawned clear windy and cold (not exactly a surprise for Antarctica). Most of the team went for a recon drive over to a new ice field looking for Christmas Presents of the meteorite variety. …Read more.

Sweep the leg!

Date posted: December 28th, 2014

Now, a quote from Karate Kid may seem like an odd subject line for a blog about correcting meteorites. Also, I realize that past blogs from me have a history of being slightly wanderingy (I’ve decided that this is in fact a word), but stay with me and this will all make sense eventually. …Read more.

a full half day

Date posted: December 27th, 2014

The winds were strong (~25 kts) again this morning, which caused us to stay in our tents until after lunch.  And unfortunately, due to the turbulence aloft, Ralph’s scheduled pull-out flight was canceled.  …Read more.

Superheros and Tent Days

Date posted: December 27th, 2014

I’ve come to the conclusion that I am a superhero. I mean, not a very powerful one, but nevertheless, definitely a superhero. Now, my ability to be annoying in almost any situation has long been considered a super power by many (often former) friends. …Read more.

Christmas Eve at Davis-Ward

Date posted: December 25th, 2014

Christmas Eve was a productive day here at Davis-Ward.  Although the conditions were somewhat marginal in the morning, the last 2.5 days in our tents provided extra motivation for braving the winds and cloudy conditions.  …Read more.

a cozy picture of the gang from our evening gathering

Date posted: December 22nd, 2014

A second posting for today, from our daily post-dinner gathering.  This gathering lets us ask questions, communicate issues, and hear the daily reading by Johnny from the dairies of the great Antarctica explorers Amundsen, Shackleton, and Scott.  …Read more.

our first tent day

Date posted: December 22nd, 2014

 
The weather that brought our great first morning of meteorite-collecting to a halt after lunch yesterday continued today.  Blowing snow kept us inside all day, giving us our first full tent day.  …Read more.

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