Back in Antarctica

Today it finally felt like we are really in Antarctica.  It was colder and cloudy, and I was truly cold for the first time this year.  The bad weather kept us from flying to Commonwealth Glacier for the 3rd time in the last week, but it wasn’t too bad to take a day trip up to Canada Glacier to see how our salt tracer works on a day without much flow.  The streams were much smaller (about 10% as much flow as last time), hardly more than trickles.  Still it was amazing there was water at all when the temperature was -4 C and the sky was totally overcast.  Our tracer experiments took much longer – 30 to 40 minutes for each run as opposed to the to 3-4 minutes last time.  We only got two runs in, but it was a useful exercise to see what it is going on up there on days like this.  I’d post some pictures, but they would just look like the other pictures but with everything looking flat and gray, and us looking colder with more clothes on.

The upside to this weather is that it is great for sleeping.  It actually feels like it is going to get dark tonight.  The tent will also be cool enough for me to sleep inside my sleeping bag. Speaking of which, I am going to go do.

One Response to “Back in Antarctica”

  1. Sarah says:

    Yeah, but sleeping in the bag has other problems… but yer still clean. Hope the tracer keeps going well!

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