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"Our winds have continued unabated likely hitting 40-50 m/s at times."

"Just after getting a couple of tents set up today, the winds started pounding us with 60 knot gusts, and probably increasing this evening to what are likely 75-80 knot winds."

We arrived at the Novolazarevskaya ice runway Thursday evening via the ALCI chartered IL-76 about 8pm without incident, it is very nice to be back here again.

Tomorrow (17 October) my team and I will depart for Cape Town, South Africa the first leg in our journey to Lake Untersee in the Mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium 7:24:11 AM EST 11 February 2018: "Hi Keith: 14 members of the JARE 59 summer team are returning to Novolazarevskaya today, our flight shoutouts arrived in about 15 min. I will try to track the flight with my InReach, but may not be able to get a good signal while inside. More from Novo. cheers, Dale"

Dale Andersen sent this via inReach from Lat -69.47328 Lon 39.604897 on 30 January 2018 at 1:42:16 AM EST: "Hi Keith, we moved back to the Kizahashi Hut on Skarvsnes Island yesterday afternoon. We will start winding down the science and will begin packing up the camp soon."

Dale Anderson sent this message at 2:53:16 PM EST on 23 January 2018: "Keith: We dove in Naga Ike (Lake Naga) a few days ago to retrieve instrumentation that had been set out a year ago."

Dale Anderson sent this message from Lat -69.473398 Lon 39.604533 at 11:17:09 AM EST January 15, 2018 11:17:09 AM EST "Keith, quick note to provide you with our current location at The Kizahashi Hut located at Skarvsnes, one of the islands of the archipelago."

10 January 2018: Southbound For Antarctica: I am now back in Cape Town, South Africa awaiting tomorrow's flight to the ice runway at Novolazarevskaya Station on the Antarctic continent.

Dale Andersen sent this message on 23 November 2017 at 4:08:18 AM EST: "Yesterday started very nicely with sunshine and little or no winds so the morning hours were pretty productive. But by noon, katabatics let loose a barrage of winds and blowing snow that shut us down for most activities in the afternoon."

Dale Andersen sent this message from: Lat -71.33293 Lon 13.45381 on 20 November 2017 5:22:14 AM EST: "Hi Keith: Looks like our weather is improving, but we still have strong gusting winds (25-30 knots and occasional 40 knot gusts) with blowing snow, but it is much nicer than yesterday so hopefully this afternoon and tomorrow it will settle down and we can get back to our field work.

Dale Andersen sent this message from: Lat -71.33293 Lon 13.45381 on 19 November 2017 at 1:43:18 AM EST: "The weather here is pretty bad with high winds gusting at 45-50 knots and a lot of blowing snow causing whiteout conditions here at the lake.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium satphone on 14 November 2017 1:09:15 PM EST Hi Keith: We are settling in and our camp is fully operational - all the tents up, gear more or less sorted and science equipment has been opened and we are starting to work on the various tasks at hand.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Garmin in Reach from: Lat -71.332877 Lon 13.453317 on November 2017 at 11:39:37 AM EST. "Arrived. Untersee all ok". You can interact with the map here - note the viewing options in the upper right hand corner. Click on images for larger view.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium satphone on 8 November 2017 at 2:54:15 AM EST: "Hi Keith: We are still at Novo waiting for the weather to improve long enough to begin the traverse to Lake Untersee. Unfortunately we have had a series of storms pass by dropping a fair amount of snow.

Dale Andersen sent this message via Iridium satphone on 5 November 2017 at 1:55:43 am EDT:

Dale Andersen sent this message via Garmin inRreach on 4 November 2017 at 8:44 am EDT from: Lat -70.774999 Lon 11.837554

A new study led by ANU has found that animals and plants may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers.

UNSW Sydney scientists studying microbes from some of the saltiest lakes in Antarctica have discovered a new way that the tiny organisms can share DNA that could help them grow and survive.

Microbial Mats Adapting to the Cold

Researchers have identified the first cold-adaptation proteins found in microbial mats from Lake Joyce, a perennially ice-covered lake in Antarctica.

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