Sunday, February 08, 2009

February 7th at Midnight

Last night was the first time I've seen any pink in the sky...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Antarctiramic? Panarctica?

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally completed nearly 50 panoramic images from my four seasons down here in Antarctica. You have two viewing options:

one note: if you're running Firefox with Adblock Plus, you must disable it. If you have Adblock, it will show up as a red stop sign in the top right corner. Click on the down arrow and choose "Disable on chrisgardner.smugmug.com"


Alternatively, you can go directly to the gallery. Then click the "Slideshow" button in the upper right corner. This will give you a full-screen slideshow, which I think is more immersive.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The View From Above

(from the helicopter, when the glare isn't too bad)



























Friday, January 23, 2009

Way to go Peter

Peter Doran, a PI (Principal Investigator) in our group was recently quoted on CNN regarding the "debate" about global warming within the scientific community. According to the article, 82% of the 3,146 scientists surveyed believed global mean temperatures have risen due to human activity. but lets look closer...Only 47% of petroleum geologists agree, but 97% of climatologists believe that the increase in mean average temperatures are due to human activity (I wonder who those 3% are - that seems high to me!). Bottom line - people who know what they're talking about believe global warming is real and caused by the burning of fossil fuels. From Peter: "The debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes"

The article:
Surveyed scientists agree global warming is real

The Golf Ball

Today Nik gave us a tour of the Golf Ball on the hill. It's actually an antennae that tracks and downloads data from polar orbiting satellites. As you might imagine, it's impossible to photograph inside without a fisheye lens.







Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What is that?

Abstract McMurdo, Up-All-Night

Well, I went for a midnight hike up Ob Hill and ended up shooting a lot of photos. Now it's 1:30am, I'm WIDE awake, and all I can think to do is blog. It's boring enough to possibly make me tired. Looks like the endless sun is finally getting to me. Anyway, I've also uploaded some more Abstract McMurdo shots. I'm sorry for my obsession with the green buildings...they just looked really nice in the midnight light. Click below for more!