Category Archives: Priestley_2018

Ice Update From The Field

After 11 days at the Priestly Glacier, we call it a very successful expedition! The weather today was mostly sunny but cold, with the temperature reaching -20oC. We have begun disassembling camp today and are heading to Jang Bogo Station … Continue reading

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Antarctic Ecology

  Kids and even older students often think that animals = vertebrates or even animals = mammals. That is of course incorrect. Any eukaryotic organism that eats preformed nutrients and does not engage in photosynthesis and isn’t a fungus or … Continue reading

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Antarctic Environmental Protection

What is the current action being done to prevent the Antarctic from basically melting away? Since Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Norway, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States signed the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, polar research stations continue … Continue reading

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Radar Love

How thick is the ice ? Have a look at our latest two radar measurements of ice thickness at the Priestley Glacier’s grounding line. How thick do you think is the ice ?  

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What do penguins taste like ?

Cook wrote in his diary —“of equal interest to the naturalist and the cook” as he began eating penguins. They taste like “a piece of beef, odiferous cod fish and a canvas-backed duck roasted together in a pot, with blood … Continue reading

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What is funny in Antarctica ?

Staying motivated during long days of field work in the cold is important. It is as important as your pair of woolen socks. But how do you even smile when your face is really really cold ? You just call … Continue reading

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Dance off – it’s on !

“What do you do for entertainment while your down on the ice ?” Conducting fieldwork in Antarctica is a cost and labour intensive task. With the world’s harshest environment and ever changing weather conditions as well as logistical constrains, we … Continue reading

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