Friday, December 17, 2010

At the Bottom Again

Well, I find myself once again at the bottom of the World. It's been a fun little trip, but I'm looking forward to heading home next week.
Christy Shultz is the new NOAA Corp officer at the Atmospheric Research Observatory and I've been working with her this austral summer in preparation for her upcoming winter season.
We did a couple of balloon launches which are always a little fun and excitement.

Then, on Wednesday, a C-17 flew over the South Pole to do an air drop. Sadly, the ice crystals and clouds in the air made the view of the airplane less than spectacular, but the halo and sun dogs were amazing. Some of the best I've seen here...
The C-17 which dropped 16,000 pounds of food near the South Pole.