Weddell Sea

Derya on November 18th, 2010

Finally, we had two very boring days. On our third ice station, SeaBED got deployed AND recovered successfully two days in a row, the laser scanning, snow depth and ice thickness measurements were done with no major issues and the aerial scanning of the station was also carried out. Since the AUV had completed its […]

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Derya on November 15th, 2010

In the first meeting onboard JCR, Hanu had wished everyone a boring cruise. What he meant by this, of course, was that he hoped everything would go as planned and anticipated- so much that the routine daily operations would become boring. Hmmm… I could use a lot of adjectives to describe our first 7 days […]

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Derya on November 12th, 2010

Last night we all went to bed feeling sad for leaving our AUV in the freezing cold waters of the Antarctic, under thick blocks of ice. We had a rough idea of its position; its last reliable location was known and an avalanche beacon helped range to it but pretty much all other communications were […]

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Derya on November 12th, 2010

Not having accomplished a real science mission yesterday, our day started at 7 AM today with plans to test our equipment on the deck and then go out on the ice as early as possible. There are different tasks that need to be carried out on the ice (and to be repeated everyday at each […]

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Derya on November 10th, 2010

In terms of science, a data-free day is not a good day. Well, that’s what we had today. Lots of work, lots of hours, lots of tests, but no results.

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Derya on October 24th, 2010

This map that I downloaded from geology.com shows an overview of Antarctica and the different bases, in red. I drew a green arrow towards Rothera.

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