17 December, 2008

Since leaving home a few weeks ago the international science teams investigating Antarctica’s hidden world have been at the Australian Davis, US McMurdo and South Pole research stations preparing themselves and their aircraft for the Gamburtsev Mountains deep-field missions. Having spent time acclimatizing in temperatures of around -30°C with either zero wind or up to 12 knots of wind, the science and engineering crew have begun their survey flights.

During the first 9-10 hour survey flight from South Pole to the AGAP South camp radar data was captured and after hours of processing the first views of the Gamburtsev mountains beneath the ice were seen. Work at AGAP-North is just beginning. Read the team blogs to get a behind the scenes glimpse of science in action.

Message from Fausto at the South pole

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