Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rothera, Antarctica

We have a satellite dish here called ARIES (Antarctic reception of images for environmental science). One of my morning jobs is to check the images coming in through Aries to make sure the dish is working correctly. Each image shows part of Antarctica (outlined in orange) and the cloud above it. This image of the Antarctic Peninsula was captured this morning at 05:00 and shows a tightly furled system heading our way. We've had a lot of snow over the last few hours and winds are reaching 40knots.... better batten down the hatches!

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