ISODYN WISE Season 2005/06 - "The Italian Job"
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This was British Antarctic Surveys largest ever airborne survey to date, below is a summary of the seasons work.
Where did I go exactly? Click here to find out in relation to Rothera and here for more detail (high lighted in red).
In words as best as I can describe I went to East Antarctica flying out the UK to New Zealand then down to Antarctica on a Hercules, to Mario Zucchelli the Italian base at Terra Nova bay (Click here for moving view of MZB and also here plus here for the sat picture and here for the typical grub we ate), test flying and surveying from there then up to Talos Dome surveying; then to Dome C (Concordia) to survey out of there and then after returning and finish in Talos Dome we went to C3 (Sitry) our. (click on time line below to jump to relevant diary page)
What did we do? WISE (WIlkes basin/transantarctic mountains System Exploration) ISODYN: Ice-house Earth: Stability Or DYNamism? Yes acronym soup time, don't ask me the precise detail but basically it is airborne survey of magnetic's, gravity and ice thickness in a twin otter. (pages are slightly dated but you will get an idea of what its about)
How cold was it or is it now? Very! click here for Mario Zucchelli weather and here for Talos Dome and Dome C (nearest weather station) and here is one of the daily weather forecasts.
Links to related Antarctic Web sites British Antarctic Survey, Italian National Antarctic Research Programme (PNRA), COMNAP,a quiz?
Links to my holiday photos: Zerolongitude Home Page