Friday, January 18, 2008

Germans at Concordia

Last night we all stayed up to wait for a cool plane to arrive at Concordia, a Dakota (DC3) flown by a German crew. The plane is equipped with radar equipment to survey subglacial lakes.

They flew in late last night and flew out again this morning. They are due back again tonight, and will be on base tomorrow. Their headquarters will be the tent attached to our own, so I hope to be able to learn something more about the where and how of Antarctic sub-glacial lakes from them.

Their plane is huge by the standards of the base, lifts up a lot of loose snow and makes a lot of noise. It's a great sight.

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