Dale Andersen's Field Reports

Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 5 November 2017: Buran!

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
Dale Andersen
November 5, 2017
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Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Antarctic Status Report 5 November 2017: Buran!
This image shows the weather systems in place right now at Dale's location at Lat -70.774999 Lon 11.837554
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Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium satphone on 5 November 2017 at 1:55:43 am EDT:

“Hi Keith: Our small storm continues today and this morning it is quite windy with blowing snow creating near white-out conditions here at Novo and certainly white-out conditions a few kilometers away at the ice-runway. So we will continue to work on our gear, refine plans and catch up on some needed rest. Hopefully we will get a weather window long enough that will allow us to make the traverse inland to Lake Untersee. Cheers, Dale”

Note: “Buran” (Буран) = “snowstorm”.

This image shows Dale’s location at Lat -70.774999 Lon 11.837554

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