Text received from Mike’s sat phone yesterday @ 8:15AM MDT: “Katabatic winds kicked up last night. Stranded at Dye2 til weather clears. Hunkered down, team doing well.” Don’t forget to track the ACT-15 team on the Ice Sheet!  To display the trackers (BC19 and BC35) go to:    http://datatransport.org/trackers/group/ACT-15  … Read More

It’s a universal truth in polar science.  Since the FirnCover team has finished frantically preparing for the field, we’re at the mercy of the weather, the flight schedules, and the priority of other missions.  All three have conspired this week and our team is instructed to “stand down” another day.  It was originally due to weather, but the morning dawned clear… Read More