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Testing AMIGOS-4

November 18, 2012

Terry writes:

Finished testing AMIGOS-4 brought back from Scar Inlet on November 16. It is clearly working better than AMIGOS-1 for which I mistakenly replaced it. In particular, it seems to be connecting flawlessly to the internet during photo download sessions, something that AMIGOS-1 had problems doing reliably in Boulder and in fact has not succeeded in at all since the replacement. Repacked all the cases in the hangar awaiting the next flight window. Weather at Rothera cleared up (but not at Larsen B), allowing me to take a nice series of photos from Memorial Hill.

Memorial Hill containing remembrance placards for individuals who have died while working in the region. View is south toward Jenny Island and Marguerite Bay.

Memorial Hill containing remembrance placards for individuals who have died while working in the region. View is south toward Jenny Island and Marguerite Bay.

A northwest view across the new "Dutch" Lab, Bonner Lab, across the runway and South Cove, to the Ramp topped by Reptile Ridge.

A northwest view across the new “Dutch” Lab, Bonner Lab, across the runway and South Cove, to the Ramp topped by Reptile Ridge.

Looking north at Rothera Station, across iceberg-filled North Cove with Stokes Peaks in the background.

Looking north at Rothera Station, across iceberg-filled North Cove with Stokes Peaks in the background.

Looking west across Ryder Bay into which flows Hurley Glacier. The highest peaks, including Mount Liotard on the right, are hidden in clouds.

Looking west across Ryder Bay into which flows Hurley Glacier. The highest peaks, including Mount Leotard on the right, are hidden in clouds.

Southeast across Laubeuf Fjord to Perplex Ridge on Pourquoi Pas Island.

Southeast across Laubeuf Fjord to Perplex Ridge on Pourquoi Pas Island.

Northeast to icebergs in Laubeuf Fjord and Longridge Head, behind which is Haslem Heights of Arrowsmith Peninsula on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Northeast to icebergs in Laubeuf Fjord and Longridge Head, behind which is Haslem Heights of Arrowsmith Peninsula on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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