Monthly Archives: October 2015

The End of 2ODIAC (for now)

The time has come once again to bid farewell to the ice. The instruments have been taken off-line, packed up, and are ready to be shipped back home. All of our borrowed gear is being returned to the various departments at McMurdo from whence it came. This includes our beloved fish hut 17:     […]

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How Cold is Cold?

The coldest temperature recorded on Earth using a thermometer was -89.2C (-128.6F) at Vostok Station, in Antarctica, back in 1983. However,  my colleagues at the National Snow and Ice Data Center believe they found a temperature of -93.2C (-135.8F) near Dome Fuji (Antarctica) using the Landsat 8 satellite. There is a hope to establish an […]

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