With less than 2 weeks to go at Halley, I though I would reflect on the subject of Blogs - a bit of a pun and here's why. The avatar that I use (the little picture that goes with my name) is this picture (click on it for a higher res version):
It's a picture that I took in 2008 in Antarctica near a place called Sky-Blu. This is a remote experiment that measured the very small current that flows from the ionosphere to the ground - Antarctica is probably the only place on the ground that you can measure it. It is of interest because of a potential link between this current, cosmic ray attenuation, cloud formation, and hence climate. I was on a servicing visit and had just landed on the Twin Otter aircraft that you can see at 1pm on the photo. The first thing we do on such visits is to photograph everything and this was the first picture looking up at the stainless steel hemispheric domes that measure the current - I like the picture.
Here is the background picture that I use for this Blog, it is of another cuddly penguin taken at Reptile Ridge near Rothera station.
Blogspot tells me lots of interesting things: My blog gets about 40 hits a day, the most I have got is 215. Most readers are from the UK, or other countries that I know that I have relatives or friends in, but also some of you are from Russia, Romania, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, India, France - who are you all, leave a comment. Comments are very easy to leave, hit the number of comments link at the bottom of a post, from there it will ask you to select a profile - if you don't recognise any of the options choose either anonymous or name/URL, in name URL just type your name and hit submit.
People who are referred to my blog by google, most often search for Cherry Picker!