Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Carp Shop Photo

This year's carpenter shop mainbody photo before everyone heads off in a million directions. It has been an interesting year with the new contractor Lockheed. Some things change, but a lot stays the same. I will be heading out tomorrow for the put-in for WAIS Camp. There are some good people on the WAIS crew this year. WAIS is where they do deep ice core drilling to study the gases trapped there as far back as a 100,000 years ago. Six of us will be flying out on a small plane with more people to follow. The other deep field camps on the West Antarctic Plateau this year are Byrd Camp, which will be much smaller than last year, PIG (Pine Island Glacier) Camp at which science didn't quite happen because of weather, so they will try again this year, and Siple which is mostly a refueling stop for planes.

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