Ready to go

November 29th, 2007 andrea

ready to go Unfortunately, despite our enthusiasm to make it to the ice as soon as possible, the weather at McMurdo didn’t cooperate and our flight was delayed until early tomorrow morning (call time – 5AM).

Tia’s report: “We are pretty socked in with weather here. I awoke this morning to find large slow snow flakes falling to the ground. It’s beautiful. If this snow stays on the ground, MacTown may look dreamy for your arrival. *grin*”

Meanwhile I took the opportunity to record a typical Christchurch park in the morning, it’s a binaural recording, so headphones are recommended for a more immersive listen.

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Interview with Dr. Wolfgang Rack

November 29th, 2007 andrea

Dr. Wolfgang Rack and a model of CryosatToday I visited Gateway Antarctica at The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, a wonderful interdisciplinary department that brings students to Antarctica every year to do science and to make art. I had the pleasure of speaking with glaciologist and remote systems specialist Dr. Wolfgang Rack. Dr. Rack analyzes satellite data of the cryosphere and has worked in the field in Antarctica measuring glacial movement.

Here is the recorded interview:

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