Antarctica Week

Did you know that this week is ‘Antarctica Week’? Here’s a post from two years ago that contains a fantastic ‘letter’ written by someone who works with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). He’s also not a bad at taking a snap or two – so go ahead and click on the “View Original Post” link and enjoy reading his experiences and looking at some fabulous images in honour of Antarctica Week!

The Life Geographic

In Part 2 I’ll talk a little about the scientific importance of studying the Arctic and Antarctic, and treat you to a ‘letter’ from a close friend of mine who is currently in Antarctica with British Antarctic Survey! (Part 1 here)…

As a human race we live in microcosms with microcosms. Individually we are very self-centered. While that gives us traits to be equally ashamed and proud about, it can narrow the focus.

Think what you know about the Arctic and Antarctica for example. How did you come about that knowledge? If it’s because you’ve seen either for yourself, you’re only 0.03% of the world’s population who has that first-hand experience (assumptions made, like every visit was a single individual in 2016-17). Last year (2016-17) the number of visitors to Antarctica was 44,202. So the vast majority of what we know, as the general public, comes from…

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How to make a graph the talk of the town

A #NGSS workshop by one of the talented @exploratorium Teacher Institute staff demonstrates a range of strategies that makes CO2 graphical data a lively conversation piece. A very useful set of resources for teaching climate change.

AirCore: An innovative approach

Although my horizons are broadening and my skills are getting some sharpening, I get plenty of chances to not give up the day job!

Me and pilot Bear Givhan in front of the Mooney Ovation aircraft

Whirlwind!

Getting settled in, taking tours, and flying high in the sky to take atmospheric weather measurements - all a bit of a whirlwind!

NOAA and the floods…

Today I started as an 'affiliate' at the National Oceanographic & Atmosphere Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA ESRL). My first day saw quite wet and cold weather conditions. And the mountains, just to the west, saw the first real snow fall this year. I was told that it was a little unusual for this … Continue reading NOAA and the floods…