Tuesday 24 January 2012

KAIRA in January

Welcome back and welcome to a new year with the KAIRA project. To get the year started, we've a lovely image taken at midday on the 24th January 2012. Click on the image to see the full-sized version.

As you can see the snow lies deep across the site but the KAIRA HBA (and the distant Malla mountain) stand proud above the beautiful landscape.

For those who have been following the web log last year, you may notice a few new features in this photograph that you will not have seen before. Don't panic, you haven't missed anything. We've been so busy over the winter season that we've not had much chance to keep things up-to-date. However starting today we'll resume regular posts (every few days at first, then ramping up to full rate over the summer) as we enter another interesting year of construction, testing and the first scientific experiments.

Our plan is to catch up on the frantic work carried out prior to winter (yes, we'll rewind the clock a little bit to catch up on the story), with current news and events interspersed as we progress into the spring. Then, in the summer we'll be back in action as we start a second super-busy construction phase.

However for now we have just a nice image to show the site as it is around this time in the dead of winter. And from all of us here at the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, we extend to you all our good wishes for the new year. We've lots of exciting things to show you!

with best regards,
The KAIRA team.