Back in the States

Sorry for the radio silence! We had an incredibly successful field season, but things got busy there towards the end. I didn’t have the chance to call Holly with an update, but I’m back in the USA now, reporting!

In total, we spent 2 weeks at our field site, Roberts Massif—a large, mountainous area sticking up out of the surrounding glaciers. At the beginning of the season we were planning to visit 2 sites—Roberts and the Dominion Range. However, the ice was too uneven for the Twin Otter to land at Dominion, and we found so many moraines to sample at Roberts, that we decided to stay there. We did a lot in our short field season, and I want to give you guys an idea of what it was actually like! So I’ll spend the next few days writing posts about different aspects of our field season, such as camp life and sampling. Stay tuned!

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7 responses to “Back in the States

  1. Hi, you visited my class before you left. I am just wondering how you are down there in Antarctica. Are you having fun? J.W. from PCES

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    • Hi JW! We’re safely back in Maine now, and had an amazing time in Antarctica! I’m about to post something about our life in camp, which I hope will answer some of your questions. We’ll see you and the rest of your class soon!

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  2. It sounds like you had fun in Antarctica. How many samples in total did you get? Is it nice to be home? Dose it feel like spring here compared to Antarctica?- J.W.

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    • Because they’re tasty! And because we need the calories, since our bodies are working hard to keep warm and take samples. The sugars in chocolate are a great way to get quick energy in these conditions.

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  3. I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I am glad that you have collected so many samples! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 (: (: (: (: (: !!!!!!!!!

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