Yesterday at DYE 2, bad whiteout winds kept the team pretty much hunkered down.  They did however, manage to set up the latrine tent during the storm, but the strong winds ripped the tent door open.  Visiting the latrine is now a “spin-drifty experience” as described by Mike. Better weather was had today and was… 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