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WHAT IS HAPPENING AT WHITE ISLAND VOLCANO??? New Zealand/Kermadec & South Pacific QUAKE/VOLCANO WATCH

 
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The earthquakes are still missing, this update is to still wonder what the hell is going on.

I appreciate immensely all that have came to this thread and tried to help. I don't understand where the data is, when or if it will be posted.

But that we should all know this.... It was a strange day, and still it continues.

See you in the morning.
 Quoting: Redpaw360


heya redpaw

some more missing data, a volcanic/seismic event going down...

i have been voicing concerns for a week or two that some event is going down at or near rarotonga

and today the rarotonga graphs have been taken off line

[link to www.geonet.org.nz]

this is not good at all, have any other seismic graphs been taken off line?

if so, they are also areas we need to watch closely
 Quoting: Tauranga
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hi Hi Sis!
Just wanted to send you some xxx and hugs I'm thinking about you as I'm watching my area. hf
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hiya sis xxxx

wow you are getting lots of quakes

quakes seem to be building here too..
 Quoting: Tauranga


Yes we are and we have been hearing the rumbling for quite a few days now along with others who are calling me. The quake we felt today wasn't that big but we heard rumbling and it vibrated which was strange. I have had this feeling I just can't shake for 3-4 days. I've tried to keep busy with work, pray, meditate. Can't put my finger on it just a sense of apprehension like I had before we had that last quake. Could just be the times. I hope you stay safe. I'm sending you mail. xxx
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dear sis, please stay safe, we all love you heaps xxx
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The earthquakes are still missing, this update is to still wonder what the hell is going on.

I appreciate immensely all that have came to this thread and tried to help. I don't understand where the data is, when or if it will be posted.

But that we should all know this.... It was a strange day, and still it continues.

See you in the morning.
 Quoting: Redpaw360


heya redpaw

some more missing data, a volcanic/seismic event going down...

i have been voicing concerns for a week or two that some event is going down at or near rarotonga

and today the rarotonga graphs have been taken off line

[link to www.geonet.org.nz]

this is not good at all, have any other seismic graphs been taken off line?

if so, they are also areas we need to watch closely
 Quoting: Tauranga

 Quoting: Tauranga


oh shit, this rarotonga graph has been taken off line too
[link to rev.seis.sc.edu]

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8 Russian volcanoes at Orange & Yellow elevated alerts
[link to www.kscnet.ru]

Video and web-cam here
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]

Issued: 20121212/2326Z
Volcano: Plosky Tolbachik (CAVW #1000-24-)

Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Volcano Location: 55.83 N, 160.39 E
Area: Kamchatka, Russia
Summit Elevation : 10118.8 ft (3085 m)
Height of ash plume : 9840 ft (3 km) a.s.l.
Time and method of ash plume height determination: 20121212/2320Z – Video data
Distance of ash plume of the volcano: 31 mi (50 km)
Direction of ash plume or ash cloud drift from the volcano: Nord-East
Time and method of ash plume observation: 20121212/2320Z – Video data
Eruption is continuing
Remarcs: Gas-steam plume, probably containing ash, raises up to 3 km a.s.l. and extending to the north-east of the vents at Tolbachinsky Dol. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.
PLOSKY TOLBACHIK VOLCANO (CAVW #1000-24-)
55.83 N, 160.39 E; Elevation 10119 ft (3085 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE
Strong seismicity of the volcano was registered. A magnitude of volcanic tremor was 6 mcm/s. Explosive-effusive eruption continues: lava flows continues to effusing from the Southern fissure on Tolbachinsky Dol. A gas-steam plume containing small amount of ash rose up to 3 km a.s.l. and extending to the north-east of the volcano. A gigantic thermal anomaly is noting at satellite images in the northern area of Tolbachinsky Dol.
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8 Russian volcanoes at Orange & Yellow elevated alerts
[link to www.kscnet.ru]

Video and web-cam here
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]

Issued: 20121212/2326Z
Volcano: Plosky Tolbachik (CAVW #1000-24-)

Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Volcano Location: 55.83 N, 160.39 E
Area: Kamchatka, Russia
Summit Elevation : 10118.8 ft (3085 m)
Height of ash plume : 9840 ft (3 km) a.s.l.
Time and method of ash plume height determination: 20121212/2320Z – Video data
Distance of ash plume of the volcano: 31 mi (50 km)
Direction of ash plume or ash cloud drift from the volcano: Nord-East
Time and method of ash plume observation: 20121212/2320Z – Video data
Eruption is continuing
Remarcs: Gas-steam plume, probably containing ash, raises up to 3 km a.s.l. and extending to the north-east of the vents at Tolbachinsky Dol. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.
PLOSKY TOLBACHIK VOLCANO (CAVW #1000-24-)
55.83 N, 160.39 E; Elevation 10119 ft (3085 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE
Strong seismicity of the volcano was registered. A magnitude of volcanic tremor was 6 mcm/s. Explosive-effusive eruption continues: lava flows continues to effusing from the Southern fissure on Tolbachinsky Dol. A gas-steam plume containing small amount of ash rose up to 3 km a.s.l. and extending to the north-east of the volcano. A gigantic thermal anomaly is noting at satellite images in the northern area of Tolbachinsky Dol.
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how many russian volcanoes would normally be active at once, AK?
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Problems with my channel

Published on Dec 12, 2012
Any suggestions? Thank you for being here....Namaste

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Lights at Mt Redoubt we have over cast sky's and it's snowing so I'm not sure what these are one to the left was faint and then just got very bright?
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]

Here's the webicorder
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]
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The earthquakes are still missing, this update is to still wonder what the hell is going on.

I appreciate immensely all that have came to this thread and tried to help. I don't understand where the data is, when or if it will be posted.

But that we should all know this.... It was a strange day, and still it continues.

See you in the morning.
 Quoting: Redpaw360


heya redpaw

some more missing data, a volcanic/seismic event going down...

i have been voicing concerns for a week or two that some event is going down at or near rarotonga

and today the rarotonga graphs have been taken off line

[link to www.geonet.org.nz]

this is not good at all, have any other seismic graphs been taken off line?

if so, they are also areas we need to watch closely
 Quoting: Tauranga

 Quoting: Tauranga


oh shit, this rarotonga graph has been taken off line too
[link to rev.seis.sc.edu]

siren2siren2siren2
 Quoting: Tauranga


and the USGS one has been taken off line

[link to earthquake.usgs.gov]
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Lights at Mt Redoubt we have over cast sky's and it's snowing so I'm not sure what these are one to the left was faint and then just got very bright?
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]

Here's the webicorder
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]
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wow, what do you think the light are??

and that is a very active looking seismo..
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Thread: Apia Samoa complete devasted from huge surge of Cyclone Evan!!! 3 deaths now...A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW FOR NIUAFO'OU IN TONGA
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hiya luis

i just saw that thread

is it expected to come near nz?
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Russian Volcano activity has been on the rise for several months but have not seen so many elevated at once. Here's a list of all of them and the last eruption dates if you look there are only 4 but they are all for this year. One is 2010-2012 the rest of them haven't done anything for quite sometime.
[link to www.kscnet.ru]

Here's a location map
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]
Link with photos to all
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i don't know but several NZ people are in the islands
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i don't know but several NZ people are in the islands
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[link to www.met.gov.fj] [link to www.met.gov.fj]
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Lights at Mt Redoubt we have over cast sky's and it's snowing so I'm not sure what these are one to the left was faint and then just got very bright?
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]

Here's the webicorder
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]
 Quoting: AKObserver


wow, what do you think the light are??

and that is a very active looking seismo..
 Quoting: Tauranga


I don't know but now I see more a few months ago I kept seeing these orbs around Redoubt it was driving me batty because they would show up and glow and they were moving. No one knew what they were then I was speaking to a client who told me they were some kind of pots to burn off excess gas. Maybe that's what these are as I see 2 more now but these are much brighter and they are white light the others were pale yellow. These aren't moving either the others did and they pulsed because they were floating on the ocean. So...I have no idea and one more thing I learned from this site it won't capture these photos and they will keep changing so tomorrow it will be daylight photos the cam captures. So I will save a copy of this.
The seismo has been like that every day shows larger quake activity world wide but the site doesn't ever note it and today Augustine looked like it was throwing steam.
look at the date? 12-14-2012 Friday? It's a day ahead?

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i don't know but several NZ people are in the islands
 Quoting: Luisport


[link to www.met.gov.fj] [link to www.met.gov.fj]
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Oh My! Those poor people I hope it doesn't come your way T.
and I just saw this
Thursday December 13 2012, 10:02:43 UTC 36 minutes ago northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 4.7 10.1 USGS Feed Detail
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5.5 2012/12/13 00:53:32 -30.928 -178.252 64.9 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

5.0 2012/12/12 01:44:24 -19.603 -176.231 35.0 FIJI REGION

5.1 2012/12/11 23:16:19 -18.990 167.790 10.0 VANUATU

4.3 2012/12/11 16:28:06 -33.964 -179.707 77.3 SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS

5.2 2012/12/11 12:18:20 -19.094 167.624 28.2 VANUATU REGION

10 degree map of the south pacific
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list of quakes on this map
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Lights at Mt Redoubt we have over cast sky's and it's snowing so I'm not sure what these are one to the left was faint and then just got very bright?
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]

Here's the webicorder
[link to www.avo.alaska.edu]
 Quoting: AKObserver


wow, what do you think the light are??

and that is a very active looking seismo..
 Quoting: Tauranga

hi Hiya!
Just finished most of my work taking a breather. Thought I'd let you know...
They're Back!!! and they brought friends and they are pulsing click the link above...they are bizarre...hugs

Last Edited by AKObserver on 12/13/2012 11:48 PM
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CYOB#2 Cyclone Evan WARNING #2 14.12.2012

Published on Dec 13, 2012
CYOB WARNING Cyclone Observation warning for Fiji and ALL the small islands within this beautiful region. After sitting on top of Samoa for well over 24 hrs.

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Targeting Coronal Hole (CH515). After analysis i have Isolated (1-9°N Latitude) on the solar corona. Strong characteristics of this feature indicate a possible 7 Magnitude earthquake in one of these locations during this watch period:
Costa Rica, Panama, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nicobar Islands or Northern Sumatra. Time frame May 9-11

Coronal feature situated (44-49°S Latitude) could produce a possible 5.5-5.8 Magnitude earthquake during May 5-6. Best mapped regions are : Aisen Chile, Auckland Islands New Zealand, Southern East Pacific Rise.

Updates and annotations will be added to the youtube video and description box.


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Targeting Coronal Hole (CH515). After analysis i have Isolated (1-9°N Latitude) on the solar corona. Strong characteristics of this feature indicate a possible 7 Magnitude earthquake in one of these locations during this watch period:
Costa Rica, Panama, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nicobar Islands or Northern Sumatra. Time frame May 9-11

Coronal feature situated (44-49°S Latitude) could produce a possible 5.5-5.8 Magnitude earthquake during May 5-6. Best mapped regions are : Aisen Chile, Auckland Islands New Zealand, Southern East Pacific Rise.

Updates and annotations will be added to the youtube video and description box.


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6.1 142km SW of Avalon, California 2012-12-14 10:36:18 32.413°N 119.372°W 11.1
6.4 262km SSW of Avalon, California 2012-12-14 10:36:01 31.219°N 119.551°W 10.1
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Thread: Violent submarine volcano off the coast of Baja, California!!! M5.5 and M4.4 now, right in volcano !!!
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Forget the Mayan calendar. Now, please, worry about volcanoes

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December 14, 2012 – WORLD - Something really bad will happen at some point. Of that much we can be sure. When, what and how are the variables. One writer went and talked to some experts about what we should be worried about and what we can do about it. Here’s what the volcano guy said: “The threat posed by volcanoes worldwide is greatly underestimated,” he tells me. Today, he says, we ignore the fact that very large eruptions occur from time to time. It gets worse when he adds, “This size of eruption may occur on average somewhere on Earth every 200 to 500 years. It will occur again.” And then it gets much worse: “This is by no means the largest, however.” He says we can expect eruptions 10 to 20 times as powerful as the Tambora eruption, which killed 117,000 people. That eruption led to the Year Without a Summer, in 1816, otherwise known as Eighteen-Hundred-and-Froze-to-Death. Since the new eruption Sigurdsson is predicting could be 20 times worse than that, winter really is coming. By the way, when did professor emeritus become emeritus professor? Other things we should worry about: asteroids, pandemics, earthquakes, tsunamis. But the writer points out that the real disaster is not being knowledgeable and not being prepared. –Houston Chronicle
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Category 3 Cyclone Evan leaves trail of death in Samoa and heads to Fiji

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December 14, 2012 – FIJI - Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Evan is finally done pounding Samoa and American Samoa, after spending two days meandering over the islands. Evan made landfall on the north shore of Samoa near the capital of Apia on Thursday as a Category 1 cyclone with 90 mph winds, and intensified into a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds after the eye wandered back offshore late Thursday. Media reports indicate that Evan has killed four and brought heavy damage to Samoa. “Power is off for the whole country… Tanugamanono power plant is completely destroyed and we might not have power for at least two weeks,” the Disaster Management Office (DMO) said in a statement. Satellite loops show a well-organized storm with plenty of intense heavy thunderstorm activity. The storm will be a region with light wind shear of 10 – 15 knots and very warm ocean waters that extend to great depth, and could intensify into a Category 4 cyclone by Saturday, as it passes through the Wallis and Futuna Islands. On Sunday, Evan is expected to pass just north of Fiji. The GFS model shows that Fiji should experience heavy rains from Evan, but miss the core eye-wall region with the strongest winds and highest storm surge. The storm will encounter decreasing ocean heat content on Monday, after it passes Fiji, and should weaken to a Category 1 cyclone. Evan is one of Samoa’s most destructive tropical cyclones on record, as discussed by wunderground’s weather historian, Christopher C. Burt. The most famous and deadliest tropical storm to strike Samoa (in modern records) was that of March 1889, which influenced the balance of Western imperial power in the Southern Pacific. –Wunderground

WeatherWatch: Dec 14

Published on Dec 13, 2012
We track deadly Cyclone Evan as he leaves Samoa and aims to take a massive and direct hit to Fiji as monster category 4 tropical storm. We have the latest maps, forecasts and tracking for this storm, which some models show will drift close to NZ in the days before Christmas.

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Scientists find dome of ‘violent’ submarine volcano off the coast of Baja, California

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December 14, 2012 – CALIFORNIA – Scientists have discovered one of the world’s weirdest volcanoes on the seafloor near the tip of Baja, Mexico. The petite dome — about 165 feet tall (50 meters) and 4,000 feet long by 1,640 feet wide (1,200 m by 500 m) — lies along the Alarcón Rise, a seafloor-spreading center. Tectonic forces are tearing the Earth’s crust apart at the spreading center, creating a long rift where magma oozes toward the surface, cools and forms new ocean crust. Circling the planet like baseball seams, seafloor-spreading centers (also called mid-ocean ridges) produce copious amounts of basalt, a low-silica content lava rock that makes up the ocean crust. But samples from the newly discovered volcano are strangely rhyolite lava, and have the highest silica content (up to 77 percent) of any rocks collected from a mid-ocean ridge, said Brian Dreyer, a geochemist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The results were presented last week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered the volcano this spring, during a three-month expedition to the Gulf of California, the warm stretch of water that separates Baja from mainland Mexico. A remote-control vehicle explored the volcano, which is 7,800 feet (2,375 m) below the surface, and brought samples back to the ship. “When we picked up the rocks and got them back on the ship, we immediately noticed that they were very low density, and they were very light, glassy and gray. They were not the usual dark, black, shiny basalts,” Dreyer told OurAmazingPlanet. “So we immediately knew that something was unusual.” The volcano is primarily rhyolite and a silicic lava called dacite, said MBARI geologist Jennifer Paduan. “To find this along a mid-ocean ridge is a total surprise,” she told OurAmazingPlanet. Boulders and blocks the size of cars and small houses littered the steep slopes of the dome, the robot’s video camera showed. Of more concern is the evidence for explosive volcanism, which is typical of rhyolite volcanoes, Paduan said. “It’s only 100 kilometers [60 miles] from land. When the sun is setting, you can see Cabo,” she said. Both the Baja Peninsula and mainland Mexico near Alarcón Rise have cities and luxury resorts. The Gulf of California is also home to endangered sea life. Rhyolite lava carries more gas and volatiles (things that are likely to cause explosions) than basalt, and when magma meets water, it vaporizes instantly, driving an even more explosive eruption. “There’s definitely explosive deposits there, and that is of extreme concern, given that the ridge is so close to land and the tsunami potential of a big explosion there,” Paduan said. “We don’t know how explosive, and that is something we are definitely trying to figure out.” Rhyolites have been found on spreading centers, but only above hot spots, such as in Iceland and the Galapagos Islands, Dreyer said. Hot spots are plumes that bring magma to the surface from deep within Earth’s mantle. There is no hot spot under the Alarcón Rise, he said. Rhyolite lava typically occurs only on continents, such as in Mount St. Helen’s growing dome in Washington. One possible explanation for the bizarre composition of the Alarcón dome is that continental crust snuck into the molten rock below — the spreading center is young, and continental crust lies close by. But tests of different isotopes (versions of elements with differing numbers of neutrons in the cores) in the lava samples revealed no evidence of contamination by continental crust, Dreyer said. –OAP
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Violent pair of earthquakes strike off coast of California

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December 14, 2012 – CALIFORNIA – Two violent earthquakes hit the southern cost of California this Friday morning at approximately 2:30 a.m. The first to hit was a 6.3 magnitude quake 262km SSW of Avalon, California the second quake was a 6.1 magnitude reading with an epicenter 142km SW of Avalon, California. The second earthquake was later downgraded to a 4.7 by the USGS. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Mag: 6.3 – Depth: 10 km – off the west coast Of Baja California – and the 4.7 magnitude earthquake. 175 km from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States. Witnesses in Anaheim say they felt a slow smooth whirlpool rolling shake. Another witness in Ocean Beach, San Diego, was quoted as saying “Been through many, this was the longest feeling one, my 2nd story 100 year old apt, the floor swayed and twisted. In Hillcrest they’re saying they felt a strong seemingly long quake. Inglewood says “It was crazy it didn’t wake me up but the dog did. Pico Rivera, say they felt a subtle sway and shake. Lamp and windows shook. Coronado witnesses say nothing fell off walls but certainly the house shook. here in San Diego, just felt my couch shaking from that quake a little while ago… very eerie! Folks in La Jolla say they felt a gentle shake. Spring Valley witness says it woke her up. An Anaheim witness told us she was awake for odd reason then started feeling the earthquake. She says it frightened. In her words: “I hope the world doesn’t really end. There were many more disturbed by these two quakes. Earthquake shaking in the eastern United States can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought, but these quakes were south west of that part of the U.S. U.S. Geological Survey scientists found that last year’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia triggered landslides at distances four times farther—and over an area 20 times larger—than previous research has shown. There are no reports of damage or lost of life. While we were yet compiling this report another 5.1 quake hit the southern coast of California. –Guardian Express
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Proba-1 images remote Concordia south polar base – one of the remotest places on Earth

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Concordia research base is probably the loneliest place on Earth. Situated in the heart of Antarctica, it is one of the few permanently crewed habitats in Antarctica. Located 3233 m above sea level in the high interior, its nearest neighbour is Russia’s Vostok base, some 560 km away.

It was built and operated by France’s IPEV polar institute and Italy’s PNRA Antarctic programme. ESA sponsors medical research on how isolation affects overwintering crews during months of cold darkness, which are conditions similar to life on another planet. If anything goes bad during the winter months, no help can arrive and venturing outside is extremely dangerous because temperatures can drop to –80ºC.

ESA’s Earth-observing microsatellite Proba-1 took a satellite image on November 24, 2012 with the High-Resolution Camera, the smallest imager on ESA’s smallest satellite. Long shadows cast by the low Sun pick out details of the base’s layout in this 5 m-resolution image

The base’s distinctive double-cylinder habitats are picked out by the area of greatest shadow. Looking directly northeast, the summer camp buildings can be seen, with the base runway visible to the north. To the east of the main habitats are an astronomy platform – Concordia boasts some of the clearest skies in the world – and glaciology survey areas where subsurface drilling extracts ice cores.

A faint dot further east is the entrance to an underground seismology shelter measuring ground tremors. A US-built radio tower and the smoothed-out path leading to it are visible towards the southeast corner of the image.

Concordia research station

The French–Italian Concordia station’s programme of research includes glaciology, human biology and the atmosphere. ESA uses the base to prepare for future long-duration missions beyond Earth. The station is the closest thing on Earth to interplanetary exploration. Studying the effects of isolation there is preparing ESA for the real thing: a mission to Mars.

During the winter, Concordia is under almost total darkness, with an average temperature of –51°C and a record low of –85°C. It is an ideal place to study the effects on small, multicultural teams isolated for long periods in an extreme, hostile environment. No supplies can be delivered during the Antarctic winter and nobody can leave the base, no matter what emergency. They have to solve any problems on their own, as a team.

he ESA-sponsored medical researcher Alexander Kumar is monitoring sleep patterns by recording the brain activity of his sleeping crewmates. He is also taking saliva samples to chart the levels over time of sleep hormones such as melatonin or cortisol. Cognitive tests similar to commercial brain games are testing crew performance.

This year, the study is also following the crew as they exercise to see if it has any effect on morale and sleep patterns. The crew have a long road ahead of them before they see the Sun again.

Follow Concordia and inspire the crew by reading and commenting on their blog.

Source: ESA News
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Hope you stay safe there in Kiwi land ! hf
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hiya SZ

i hope and pray that one day you get the opportunity to come to our beautiful country

thank you for caring about us here so much

it is a fabulous day, its 9.08am saturday morning here

and nice blue skies!

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