Monday, March 28th 2011, 3:27 AM EDT
It’s business as usual on the scientific front as a blizzard hits the Ice Base.
to see FIRST blizzard news report from the Catlin Arctic Survey!
Also: A Cycling Trawlathon by Helen Findlay (Ice Base Scientist)
For the past few days we’ve had a bit of storm come through the local area. The weather inevitably affects what science we can do because our priority is staying safe. With the visibility deteriorating, snow drifts building up and winds increasing we decided that our original planned sampling day of ice coring would have to be put on hold. Victoria and David had plenty of laboratory analysis to be getting on with but Kristina and I had some time on our hands so decided that this would be as good a day as any to start our 24 hour zooplankton sampling. I was particularly keen to get 24 hour data on the zooplankton composition in the top 50 m of the surface water while we still had the ADCP measuring current and backscatter data. So the challenge was set… with a stash of chocolate, hot tea, cards and lots of neatly labelled bottles Ian, Martin, Kristina and I began the 24 hour “trawlathon”. This also meant the beginning of Ian’s 24 hour cycle challenge on the Arctic Ocean…
Click source to read FULL report from Helen Findlay