Tag Archives: Antarctica

One year ago yesterday: volcanoes and fossils and elephant seals, oh my!

Our last day in Antarctica was filled with a few of my favorite things, and I wished at our last two stops, as I had at many, that we had lots more time to explore and soak in the scenic … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Anne, fossils, geology, ice and glaciers, outcrops, volcanoes

Sumatra +10: contemplating the power of tsunami

Whilst touring Port Lockroy in Antarctica last Christmas Day, one of the exhibits describing the scientific research undertaken there had this interesting footnote: This is pretty mind-blowing, if you think about it: an isolated Antarctic outpost at around 65 degrees … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, society

GeoKid shows us Antarctica

My parents seem to be too busy to blog about our trip to Antarctica, so today I’m sharing two videos I made on our adventure. In this video, I’m in Ushuaia, Argentina, waiting to head farther south. In this video, … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Geokid

Antarctica field log: Ice in a multitude of forms

Sifting through more than 30 gigabytes of photos and videos from our trip to Antarctica is taking longer than we expected. (The start of the semester might have something to do with that too.) To tide you over until we … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, ice and glaciers, photos

The Spirit of Mawson expedition – harried by ice and media

The Highly Allochthonous family got pretty lucky on our trip to Antarctica: we enjoyed calm seas, including both ways across the infamously stomach-churning Drake Passage, and fairly clement weather every day of our trip. Meanwhile, on the other side of … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, climate science, public science