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July SANAE Newsletter Online

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

It’s a little late but worth waiting for – the July Newsletter from SANAE 47.  This is the first time I’ve had to exclude articles to keep the length under 20 pages, and so I’m sure you’ll find that the content is fantastic.  There are some great pictures and personal stories as well.  Hot off the press – download it here or from the SANAE Newsletters page (link on right).

SANAE 47 Newsletter – July 2008

Photo-of-the-Day – 8 August 2008

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Returning from a walk during the brief hours of sunlight, we were surprised by a rapidly strengthening wind which soon had the spindrift blowing thick and fast.  Ambient temperatures were already in the -30’s before the wind picked up, and it had a chill which cut though clothing without mercy, leaving us no choice but to head back to base and take shelter.  As is the case so often in Antarctica, the inhospitability was paralleled in intensity by the beauty of the scene; spindrift cascading down the slope, filling the air with ice particles, each reflecting the golden light of the low sun.

June SANAE 47 Newsletter

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The recent SCAR conference in Russia has kept everyone involved in Antarctic research busy over the past few weeks, but the good news is that our latest Midwinter newsletter is now ready and has been approved for distribution.  Click the link below to download the PDF.  All our newsletters that are available electronically can be found at any time via the link on the right to ‘SANAE 47 Newsletters’.  Have fun!

SANAE 47 Newsletter – June 2008