Author Archives: Michael Giordano

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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The break in the weather and the ice edge

The Break in the Weather For the past week, there has been a nasty low pressure system sitting off the coast of Ross Island. The weather around McMurdo has been Condition 2 or Condition 1 pretty much across the board. While it has been fairly cold with wind chill temperatures hitting -50C, the main problem […]

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Season 2 – Winfly 2015

Welcome back! First, let me extend a warm welcome to everyone, both to newcomers to this blog and those who followed us last year. All of us involved in the 2015 field season (Lars, Mike, Drew, Doug, and Anondo) are excited to be heading to Antarctica. We would like to first thank the team members […]

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What is a normal day like?

We’ve been fortunate enough to have a few weeks of “normal” data acquisition at our field site which means that we’ve been able to come to some sort of routine while we’re here.   Our first priority (after personal safety, of course) is ensuring that our instruments are running at all times. We do have […]

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Weather in Antarctica

Greeting from McMurdo!    We have been in Antarctica for about 9 days now. So far, a full 6 of those days have had travel restrictions due to weather! In McMurdo, there are 3 conditions of weather: Condition 3, 2, and 1, in order of increasing severity.   The definitions for the three conditions are […]

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What are Aerosols?

Aerosols What are aerosols? Aerosols, in general, are solid, liquid, or mixed particles suspended in a gas. Atmospheric aerosols are solid, liquid, or mixed particles suspended in Earth’s atmosphere, i.e. the air we breathe! Aerosols are found in every air mass on the planet. They exist over oceans, deserts, forests, ice and everywhere in between. […]

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Follow us on Facebook!

Follow us on our Facebook page, here: https://www.facebook.com/mcmurdo2odiac   There is also a link to the facebook page along the topbar of this website, look for the FB “f”! The major updates and posts will occur primarily on this website but small daily updates, pictures, and shorter thoughts will be posted to the FB page. […]

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Welcome to the 2ODIAC Blog

Welcome to the official blog for the 2ODIAC campaign. This will be the main outlet for all things big and small as they relate to 2ODIAC and the 2ODIAC team members. The 2-Season, Ozone Depletion Interaction with Aerosols Campaign (2ODIAC, Pronounced “Zodiac”) is an atmospheric measurement campaign taking place in the austral spring/summers of 2014 […]

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