McMurdo airfields closed due to bad weather

November 28, 2008

Airfields are closed today due to blowing snow and high winds. This means that the robot cannot get to Blood Falls camp at Bonney till at least Monday. The rest of the team wanted to test the sonde (the instrument package that spools down to sample the water), so we have put that on high priority and notified helo-ops, so if any flight does go out today, it will take our stuff to Blood Falls. We talk to the team over radio at 8:00 a.m. when they check in at mac-ops. We have also received emails from Maciej – looks like they have wireless access somewhere close by, maybe at Bonney camp.

On another note, Neil and Doug and their team have finished filming and they think they have enough good shots. They say they will screen some of the shots in Crary on Monday night.