“The principal two or three days, the weather conditions was astounding. The seas resembled a mirror. We had untamed life, humpback whales, jumping out (of the sea),” said the overseer of the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
“I was over dressed.”
It was around 15 degrees Celsius in the early evening, not the sort of temperature he was hoping to look in the South Pole.
“Toward its finish, I was simply wearing a shirt, no cap, no gloves,” the 52-year-old researcher told CNA’s Julie Yoo in The Environment Discussion webcast.
Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest mainland on earth. Yet, summers here can be shockingly gentle and flighty.
The following morning, atmospheric conditions were so poor the group couldn’t get off the boat.
“We went in the mid year season and it was merciless. You can’t go in the colder time of year season, so you just get these concise previews,” said Prof Horton.
The teacher and 26-year-old PhD understudy Tan Tooth Yi were essential for a Singapore logical campaign to Antarctica to concentrate on ocean level ascent.