Orcas for Christmas

27 Jan 2014
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Sometimes it is hard to believe we are on the coldest and windiest continent on earth….It has been incredibly sunny these past days and the snow keeps on melting. The once so solid snow walls are completely slushy and the ski areas very icy. Part of the walk around the point (the rocky outcrop on […]

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Time flies!

10 Jan 2014
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The past couple of weeks we had lots of sun, little wind, no snow, and a pathway between the ice bergs to our sampling site. Perfect boating weather which resulted in going out on the water almost every day. Down here conditions can turn quickly. Rising winds, drifting ice sheets and snowstorms can put the […]

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Staying over winter

10 Jan 2014
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Hello! My name is Amber Annett and I have been here at Rothera station for nearly a year now. My role over winter was to support the various projects that make up the Dutch science programme here – with researchers from NIOZ and the University of Groningen. Winter at Rothera is the period between the […]

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Boating time!

09 Jan 2014
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Monday morning was a real treat. The sun was shining and after breakfast we plugged through the snow down to the labs at the southern end of the base. An icy view of Ryder Bay from the wharf. Everyone was quite excited as a strong northerly wind blew in overnight, a wind we were all […]

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