Before too much time passes, I want to wrap up sharing about my 2020 Sea Ice work in Antarctica. In my last post about Antarctica, I introduced the idea of the sea ice and outlined a few highlights of early season sea ice work. In this post I’d like to talk more about late season sea ice work and some of the science that takes place on the sea ice.
Or, as it’s referred to amongst my community of co-workers ‘the ice’. We classify our lives according to what we do ‘on ice’ versus or ‘off-ice’ time. Our ‘ice friends’ vs our regular friends. This isn’t out of feeling special but rather the difficulty of trying to explain to any rational person what we do ‘down there’ and why we keep going back.