Letter From Antarctica, 393°


In December 2007
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
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Contact Details

Contact person:
Patricia Ballou
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1 Comment 

Jenny R., 7 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful photo of the A-Frame. Sir Edmund Hillary is sorely missed, particularly by we New Zealanders.

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About This Project 

This project is a voice for people who chose to live in the harshest climate on earth in order to understand, study and get an understanding of climate changes currently affecting the Arctic and Antarctic Circle.

Guests are interviewed on the camp and allowed to give a synopsis of their polar projects, and then give candid statements on why it is important to let climate science projects continue for the future of our planet.

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2 Project Updates 

Dr. David Ainley: Penguin Science in August 2008 by Patricia Ballou

It has been awhile since I posted an interview. I am back in the states and have picked up my military career right where I left off. Just because I've switched out my blue, extreme cold weather boots and the ever popular National Science Foundation red parka for digital patterns, physical training and enough marching to take a trip around the world doesn't mean polar science has taken a back seat. There are still issues of climate change affecting the very existence of species known to inhabit the harshest continent on earth.

After many attempts I finally published an interview I did with Dr. David Ainley. He has been working with penguins and other wildlife for years and uses his knowledge to better understand how winds and warming along the mid-latitudes creates changes many miles away along the coastal regions of Antarctica. His affinity for the dapper birds has caused him to publish many scientific works and a book called: The Adélie Penguin: Bellwether of Climate Change.

Enjoy the article and show you support for Dr. Ainley's efforts in understanding our environment so that educated changes take place before it is too late.

Natelie Morrison: Winter in Antarctica in August 2008 by Patricia Ballou

Natelie (Talie) is a new addition to those contributing to the project: Letters From Antarctica. She already has an Antarctic summer under her belt and decided to stay for the winter and get the full experience. I have asked her to write stories here and there so that others could read real life accounts of modern day explorers participating in polar exploration. Have fun following Talie's journey and show your support by asking her questions and leaving comments.