Monthly Archives: February 2011

Feb 23: Stormy Weather

For the past couple days we’ve been in the middle of a bad weather system with sustained winds around 30-40 knots and gusts reaching 70 knots (80 mph)… Continue reading Continue reading

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Feb 15: Life at Palmer Station

There are no janitors here, so everyone makes weekly contributions to the maintenance and upkeep of the station, which is unusual in a lot of the larger research stations. It’s a nice thing to do because even though it cuts into the time that science devotes to work, it gives every one a sense of responsibility and ownership for the space in which we all live and work. Continue reading Continue reading

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Feb 4: We’re Done! (With the cruise)

We do net tows in the middle of the sea ice, at a station further south than the L.M. Gould has ever been before! Continue reading Continue reading

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Jan 31: Rothera Station

VIMS researchers aboard the Laurence M. Gould visit the U.K.’s Rothera Station and earn their first-ever victory in the annual soccer match. Continue reading Continue reading

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