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Antarctic Journal

Matthew Lazzara, a Meteorologist in the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center at SSEC, has recently returned from the 2003 annual maintenance of the Automated Weather Stations in the Antarctic. The stations have been installed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the National Science Foundation.

It was his fifth trip to Antarctica, and he is excited to share his journey with you through his journal entries and photo albums now available on this site. George Weidner and Jonathan Thom were also in Antarctica this season again!

2003 Trip

Matthew Lazzara's 2003 Photo Album

2002 Trip

George Weidner and Jonathan Thom of SSEC participated in the 2002 annual maintenance of the Automated Weather Stations in the Antarctic, and their journal entries are posted below.

Older Entries

If you would like to see Matthew Lazzara's past journal entries from this same expedition in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2000, simply click on the links below. We also have streaming video of the lecture he gave at Space Place in 2002 and his Power Point lecture available online, entitled Antarctica's Weather: Observing the Forbidding Continent from Earth and Space.