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"The camp at Lake Untersee is now closed, we pulled the last three tents down early yesterday morning and completed packing our cargo into the sea container with the remainder going onto the other two cargo sleds."

"The last week and a half has seen a lot of variability in the weather with katabatics visiting us frequently - this morning at 6am we had gusts hitting 50 knots."

"The last few days have been very nice with mild temperatures (-7°C to +2°C), sunshine and little wind."

"The hole melter was returned, but unfortunately it still does not work properly and we are unable to use it to make a dive hole or melt out the light sensors we left in the water column last year."

"Last night was a bit noisy with 40-50 knot winds rattling the tents, but they were not destructive so all is well here at Lake Untersee."

"We had a very blustery night which made for very noisy tents, but the camp is intact so we are in good shape thus far."

"We have a clear but very blustery day here right now, winds are 30 knots, gusting 45 at times and air temps around -5°C."

"Enclosed is a copy of our latest general weather forecast - we use the Novo forecast since it is only about 100 km from us."

"Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, we have just been busy trying to make up for lost time due to the previous storm and taking advantage of the relatively nice weather we have had lately."

"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.

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