My time here is coming to an end and I will be flying out on Monday 5th February. Rothera is much changed since I first arrived.
It now gets semi dark at night. Most of the snow has gone, the skuas have chicks, so are even more aggresive. It seems two eggs are hatched, and either the parents or the sibling, kill the weaker chick, so only the super strong survive.
All the snow has gone from the glacier (known as the Ramp) the other side of the runway, and any remaining snow is very slushy making skiing impossible. It has rained here twice and steam rises from the rocks. It definitely feels odd and not right. It makes me feel very uneasy about climate change.
I will keep the blog open and when work emerges from all the science and the data I have collected, I will post it. What with other work coming in I would expect to do this over the next 8 months or so.
This is a blog of ongoing projects starting with: 1) Antarctica -Dec. 2006 - February 2007 2) Work made from the experience 2008 3) Nevada Feb. - Oct. 2008
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