Alien orbits you plied,
While we vicariously spied
A distant globe …
Oh, tough little probe!
It’s been a wonderful ride.
This is one in a series of posts by Katherine Allen, a researcher in geochemistry and paleoclimate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.
After a surprisingly smooth crossing of the Southern Ocean, with favorable winds we arrived back in Hobart, Tasmania. The weather maps show that we just got ahead of another big storm system.
Once the equipment is stored away and the samples are loaded off, we will all head back to our offices and labs to further process and analyze our data and eventually put all the results together.