Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12: Go West

We are making our way south on the western side of the peninsula, and we are hoping to be able to do a lot of the glaciology from this side. This will involve flying GPS and meteorological stations over the crest of the Antarctic Peninsula to the glaciers on the eastern side. We are at 63 deg 25 min S and 60 deg 14 min W and it will take us another day to reach our target. This side of the peninsula is less protected, so we are exposed to waves again. But it is beautiful. There are large varieties of icebergs coming up from West Antarctica.

Today's picture was actually taken yesterday, as we were returning from the glacier. It shows the ship in heavy ice cover with the trail where it had been breaking ice. We turned around from that position yesterday evening.

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