Tagged: Polynya

“And ice, mast-high, came floating by…” - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Mar 29, 2010

Unlike Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, unwillingly blown there by a tyrannous storm-blast, the modern day seafarers aboard the JOIDES Resolution traveled to the Antarctic coast very much on purpose, following many years of preparatory work to identify the best sites to drill and retrieve sediment cores from beneath the sea floor. In early January, after … Read More