The Galley

The galley offers an impressive selection of food. Although fresh greens are lacking, certain foods like yogurt and bread are made here at the station. Fresh yogurt every morning for breakfast, how about that?! Coffee & tea, cookies, pizza, cereal, and oatmeal are available all hours of the day. Refrigerators stocked with pre-made lunches, entrees, and desserts – which vary daily and may range from fish tacos to meatloaf, cheesecake to butterscotch haystacks – provide options for those who desire extra snacks for a hike, know they will be on an eight hour flight over the Ross Ice Shelf (!), or simply overslept.

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Weather here has been unkind thus far, prohibiting any access to our tent on the airfield and the installation of the icepod.


Author: Alec Lockett

Alec grew up in Belmont, MA and graduated with a degree in Geology in May 2017 from Colorado College. His senior thesis used gravity and magnetic data from the ROSETTA-Ice 2015-2016 field season to interpret and characterize the bedrock beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, West Antarctica. The project is an interdisciplinary effort with the aim of understanding the systems interaction between the Ross Ice Shelf, underlying water and bedrock through an airborne geophysical survey. Geophysics, along with remote sensing (of the cryosphere) and structural geology, are some of Alec’s overarching interests, which grew while working in Antarctica with members of the ROSETTA-Ice group during the 2016-2017 season. Alec is participating in field data collection once more this fall/winter (Antarctic summer). Interests outside of geology include reading, hiking, skiing and biking.

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