Australian Antarctic Magazine - Issue 28: June 2015
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- The good oil on krill
- Acoustic technology provides insights into blue whale behaviour
- Measuring clouds from every angle
- Future ocean success
- Totten Glacier melt-down
- Hidden oceanic gateway beneath Totten Glacier
- What lies beneath
- Household pollutants detected around Antarctic stations
- Refining gravity waves in climate models
- Iconic Macquarie Island cushion plant dying out
- Rare sub-glacial eruption at Casey
- Sweating the small stuff
- Fulbright scholar to advance whale ageing technique
- Addressing sea ice impacts on Antarctic operations
- Director retires
- Adding value to research data
- International Year of Light
Casey Station mechanical supervisor, Gordon Tait, captured this image of the aurora australis (southern lights) in March this year. The photo is part of a panorama of three images stitched together to show the extent of the aurora over Casey and the amazing colours produced. Gordon used his Nikon D750 with a 20 mm lens, set to 20 seconds exposure, an aperture of f/2.2 and ISO 1250. In balmy −12°C temperatures and no wind, Gordon said conditions were perfect for setting up his shots.