Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 1992-93: VUWAE 37
- Complete the coring programme in Granite Harbour that was unsuccessful in 1992-93. Also core at Blue Glacier in conjunction with Powell's ROV study (NSF proposal) if funded.
- Bathymetry around the Nordenskjold Ice Tongue (Skidoo and helo only). A helo reconnaissance this season showed suitable fast ice was present along the coast to travel and operate around the ice tongue. We did not have time to travel by skidoo to the Nordenskjold for the bathymetry as planned this season. Based on this seasons reconnaissance it would probably take up to 4 days to travel by bulldozer from Scott Base to the Nordenskjold. This is clearly too long to then give sufficient working time in the area within our sea ice operating window. Operating at the Nordenskjold would however be practical if faster vehicles (Challenger and Nodwell) were used or if the vehicles were staged and returned to Cape Roberts in a future season. In this case the one way trip would be only 95 km and possible in 1 to 1.5 days travel.
- Ship -based programme. Depends primarily on availability of a suitable ship and successful sea ice operation.