Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 23: Beautiful day in Barilari

We had a gorgeous day in an amazing landscape; or should I say icescape? The bay is surrounded by steep mountains, all of which are draped by ice. Despite the warm and sunny weather by the ship, the mountain tops still had lots of clouds. A few successful flights were made to the drill camp, which is only a few kilometers away. The rest of the glaciology team is up there now, installing a weather station. They got stuck there in bad weather. I'm the only one in the glaciology team remaining on the ship. I was supposed to do some reconnaissance on the glaciers for installing GPS monuments, but the clouds in the glacier valleys never cleared sufficiently for us to do that. It is kind of amazing, given the nice weather here. Hopefully

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