Dispatches from Antarctica – Everything is Big in Andvord Bay

David Honig is a graduate student in marine science at Duke University in the lab of Dr. Cindy Van Dover. He is participating in LARISSA, a 2 month multinational expedition to study the causes and consequences of the ice shelf collapse. He will be posting regular updates on the expedition exclusively for Deep Sea News readers!

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19 January 2010

Andvord Bay, XXL

Low clouds have been preventing helicopter flights in Flandres Bay, so yesterday we moved north to the supposedly-sunny Andvord Bay in the hopes of getting our cryosphere team out on some glaciers.

While blue sky has yet to make an appearance, one thing is now clear: they make ‘em bigger in Andvord. Consider the following:

(click each image to embiggen)

Now if only Andvord was big on heli-safe weather . . .

Kevin Zelnio (886 Posts)





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