Category Archives: Thwaites_2019

Into the deep field

Hello World from the Thwaites Glacier. We, the TARSAN team, have made it to our first study site in the Amundsen Sea. We have now established Cavity Camp and will finally start to acquire field measurements in the coming days. … Continue reading

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Into the White

“Hello party people! This is Dr. Wild speaking. Welcome aboard Venga Airways.  After take off we’ll pump up the sound system ‘Cause we’re going to WAIS Divide!” Today we leave the comfort of McMurdo Station behind us (we have been … Continue reading

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Interlude – Antarctic sculptures

There is a lot to discover in Antarctica – lakes underneath the ice sheets, meteorites on their surface, or historic artifacts from the polar heroes. And while I would love to tell you all about these, today we discover something … Continue reading

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How to detect crevasses from space

Antarctica is the most hostile environment on the Earth and safety is our number one priority when working on the ice. The danger of hypothermia, frostbite and crevasses are obvious – a scientific measurement is not worth to risk our … Continue reading

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One giant balloon, floating in the Antarctic sky

I’m more than happy to have met this absolute legend, meet my new friend Cesar Villasana – who is launching NASA’s balloons from Antarctica into space. But let me tell you more about it. After a long day at McMurdo, … Continue reading

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Meeting spaced-out people

With being at a very special location, comes interaction with very special beings. During my time in Antarctica, I get the chance to meet some extraordinary people. Some are other scientist on their way to their field sites, others are … Continue reading

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Fun with maps

Where are we going and why is it so important ? The ice in Antarctica rests on solid bedrock – contrary to the ice on the North Pole that floats on ocean water. This means that if any of Antarctica’s … Continue reading

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