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Jeffrey Donenfeld exploring the Sea Ice Pressure Ridges surrounding Scott Base, Antarctica

Pre-Field Preparations at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

A quick update from McMurdo Station:

For the past week, I’ve been working with my team at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. We’re running around town gearing up for our upcoming field expedition to WAIS Divide, Western Antarctica. In addition to our briefings and gear organization, McMurdo has a ton of great stuff to do! Here’s a quick pick taken while exploring the Sea Ice Pressure Ridges outside of New Zealand’s Scott Base. The sea ice gets squeezed into the shore by the advancing continental ice shelf, and as a result these massive ridges of ice push up. A truly dramatic place. In the background, you can see the ice-less Castle Rock, with Mt. Terra Nova to the right.

More updates soon..

Jeffrey Donenfeld exploring the Sea Ice Pressure Ridges surrounding Scott Base, Antarctica
Jeffrey Donenfeld exploring the Sea Ice Pressure Ridges surrounding Scott Base, Antarctica

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