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Click the links below to see the amazing interactive 360 degree panoramas of Mt Rittman and Mt Melborne from Prof. Cary's last trip to Antarctica





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scott_base.jpegProfessor Craig Cray has just returned from what was a continuation of the Antarctic Geothermal work he has been doing in Antarctica over the previous few years.
Professor Cary was gone for just over a week to join a four person team which visited the other two (other than Mt. Erebus) geothermal sites in Antarctica to survey and review the protection of these unique sites. Although they flew through Scott Base, they stayed at the Italian base. This shows the great collaboration amongst Antarctic treaty members - it was like a little piece of frozen Italy, especially the food.
A short time lapse video taken at Mt Melbourne, Antarctica, shows the 2800m active geothermal site. While on site, the researchers experienced 50 knot winds with a wind chill below -60 celsius. You can view the time lapse here:
To see more of our Antarctica videos, make sure you check out the Waikato on Ice YouTube playlist:


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Thumbnail image for Mu the Cow with our Cargo for 2012Yesterday we sent a van load filled with over 400kg of scientific gear including pH, conductivity and temperature meters, data loggers, wind traps, weather station equipment, tools and of course 100's upon 100's of falcon tubes and collection bags, just the scientists to go. We would also like to introduce you to Mu the University of Waikato cow who will be joining us to Antarctica this year, keep your eyes peeled as we continue to put pictures up.


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