Thursday, April 12, 2012

Packing Up!

The time has come.  After an extremely successful field campaign, we are packing up and heading back to Indiana.  Kyle and I have been in Barrow since Feb. 18th.  When we arrived, sunrise and sunset were at 9:57 AM and 5:25 PM; now, the days are ~8.5 hours longer with sunrise and sunset today at 6:22 AM and 10:33 PM.  Spring has arrived in Barrow.  It is "warm" - currently 1F with a wind chill of only -15F!  In late February to early March, we got used to temperatures around -30F with wind chills reaching below -50F.
Celebrating by walking on the snow that I protected for 2 months for experiments (I was known by the logistics folks for insisting "Don't step on the snow!!!!!" in the winter in Barrow!)
Over the past couple days, we packed up all of our equipment and impressive number of compressed gas cylinders (21 + two 160 L liquid nitrogen dewers!) and took them to the airport to Northern Air Cargo for shipment to Anchorage and beyond. 
Kyle securing crates to a pallet at Northern Air Cargo.
The folks at Northern Air Cargo were incredibly helpful and even insisting on covering our pallets with lots of "Fragile" and "Don't Freeze" stickers in hopes of protecting our shipment!

Photo Request - A Family of Snowmobiles!

P.S. This isn't the last post!  Stay tuned for more!  :-)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your field campaign! When packing fragile things, it would be best to wrap or pack it with bubble wrap, shredded newspaper or even towels to reduce the impact from inside the box when carried.

    Ericka Muldowney