Friday, December 5, 2008

McMurdo Station - Dec 5, 2008 - Logan

Logan Mitchell
Date: 12-5-2008
Location: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Time: 10 pm
Latitude: 77°50'46.42"S
Longitude: 166°39'59.78"E
Elevation: 34m (112’)
Temperature: -5°C (22°F)
Wind speed: 18 km/h (12 mp/h)
Wind Chill: -14°C (7°F)
Visibility: 11 km (12 miles)
Clouds: Mostly cloudy
Wind direction: East
Relative Humidity: 41%
Barometric Pressure: 981 hPa (28.96 in)
Precipitation: None
Animals: None
Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, blueberry pastry
Lunch: Turkey sandwich, fritos, and a pickle.
Supper: Potato salad with apple pie for dessert.

Weddell seal on the sea ice in front of McMurdo Station

Today was our first day in Antarctica that we didn’t have lots of things to do all day. It was nice to have a somewhat free day to get caught up on things. We will have a pretty good internet connection here which is both good and bad. I can upload pictures, but I can also check the New York Times and see what Obama is up to. I was able to make a few phone calls back home which were a lot of fun. How often do you get a phone call from Antarctica?


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