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Antarctic ice research … 2015 season

The season’s Antarctic research gets underway, while their supply ship ploughs through thick fast ice and bergs to a position where they can resupply: Current speed 0.13 (knots) Distance in last 24 hours 2.6 (nautical miles) Distance to next waypoint … Continue reading

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” Fairfax Media’s Antarctic expedition” … abandoned?

The ‘media mission’ is just from the left. All Antarctic missions seem to have friendly media. Little mention is made of the climate change research going on. Embarrassed are they? They should be: Antarctic rescue mission goes awry Date December … Continue reading

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attempt given up …

A journalist from the SMH reports that the first attempt to break the Russian ‘cruise ship’ free failed. Aurora Australis abandons attempt to save Akademik Shokalskiy in … ► 1:16► 1:16 http://www.smh.com.au/…/aurora–australis-abandons-attempt… 3 hours ago The Aurora Australis has abandoned its first … Continue reading

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de-icing needed … distress signal

Another delay for Aurora Australis, caused by a mayday from an Antarctic Cruise Liner. Two other vessels with better ice capabilities will get there first, though, Warwick Hughes has the full story here: The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) is delayed … Continue reading

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icing on the budget cake …

It’s only taken the ABC 10 days to report what delays ice has caused researchers in the Antarctic Division, following Warwick Hughes’ original post, which I reported on here. That means less money is needed for the budget due to … Continue reading

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a long icy holiday in the Antarctic …

Several days being stuck in the ice, what’s not to like, vacation in the snow. Aurora Australis has spent the past 9 days idly waiting for the weather to change and push some ice out of the way: latest sitrep … Continue reading

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“persistant snow showers” …

Still stuck in ice, and no sign of being released for a while, the Antarctic supply ship Aurora Australis fills in time. My suggestion is to get on the internet and study ‘climate change‘ and weather: While we have remained in … Continue reading

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all iced up …

Australia’s Antarctic supply ship “Aurora Australis” is still stuck in pack ice off Antarctica. It was due in Hobart today: The latest sitrep can be read here – (Warwick Hughes) National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – Click the … Continue reading

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Inconvenient truth…

Aurora Australis supply ship blocked by iceberg despite Global Warming January 16th, 2012 by Warwick Hughes This news item buried in travel news (HT Tim Blair) relates that the supply ship Aurora Australis is trapped in ice 20km from land. … Continue reading

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