ESRL Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2010

Antarctic Tales

ESRL's Nick Morgan settles in for winter science, blogging

ESRL's man at the South Pole, NOAA Corps Officer Nick Morgan (lieutenant junior grade), is blogging regularly about his science and daily living experiences, through the Exploratorium's web site, Ice Stories. In Morgan's dispatches, rich with videos and photographs, he shows how to sample pristine air at the South Pole, why solar radiation measurements are critical for understanding climate, and how a jog in Antarctica differs from one in Wisconsin. “We are on our own now,” Morgan wrote on March 8, after the last flight out before an eight-month “deep freeze.”

Antarctic moutains

ESRL's man at the South Pole, NOAA Corps Officer Nick Morgan (lieutenant junior grade), is blogging regularly about his science and daily living experiences, through the Exploratorium's web site, Ice Stories. In Morgan's dispatches, rich with videos and photographs, he shows how to sample pristine air at the South Pole, why solar radiation measurements are critical for understanding climate, and how a jog in Antarctica differs from one in Wisconsin. “We are on our own now,” Morgan wrote on March 8, after the last flight out before an eight-month “deep freeze.”

Followers of Morgan's blog include a middle school class from Albuquerque, NM, NOAA colleagues, and a student from Prague who sent Morgan a “Flat Stanley” (a paper doll sent to distant places to learn new things).