Category Archives: Priestley_2018
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 ?
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
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
“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
Huskies played a vital role in exploring the Antarctic wilderness since the beginning of the heroic age. By using dogsleds, Amundsen had a key advantage in the race to the South Pole against Scott. But dogs didn’t only just pull … Continue reading
There are not only questions built around Antarctica’s ice. Disciplines like biology, history or social science conduct research about other issues in Antarctica. And I am very lucky to know the right people to ask these questions… so here is … Continue reading
We have established camp on top of Lorry Bluff. The radar is monitoring the glacier from its inflatable tent while five glacier stations record the tidal changes simultaneously. All expedition numbers are involved, Ryan and I take turns at maintaining … Continue reading
We were successful !!! Please enjoy the first ground-based radar measurement from a GPRI in Antarctica. BASINGA !
This is probably my most favourite blog-post ever ! While I was chatting with a stranger at the fish’n chip shop a couple of weeks ago, I was asked the most basic but fascinating question about Antarctica – where does … Continue reading