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Back home

I’ve been back in the United States now for 3.5 weeks, although there is definitely no rest for the weary! I left Gan early on the morning of the 10th, snagging this shot of S-PolKa as the plane left the … Continue reading

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It’s the final countdown…

Four days from this moment, and I will be sitting on my plane heading home. It feels rather momentous. As I think things often do when you’re coming to their end, it feels like the pace of everything is speeding … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, and looking towards the New Year

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year. We couldn’t be with our families for the holidays, but we definitely made the most of it. With some help from the staff of Equator Village, … Continue reading

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Christmas time is here….rain is everywhere….

First of all, do not worry. I am still plugging away here, and nothing bad has happened. If anything, things have gotten terribly interesting here as of late. Remember how I said that we were supposed to be in the … Continue reading

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The new recruits, and hiding animals

The big news of the past several days has been the passing of the torch. Hannah, my fellow Houze groupmate, returns to Seattle tomorrow, and Kaustav returned home to India on Sunday. In their place are Casey from North Carolina … Continue reading

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No weather, a ton of weather, and a naming contest

Even on the clear days, the fun never stops… For the past few week, we’ve been going from clear, hot, idyllic tropical weather, to stormy, steamy squall lines that race across the sky. As we fully enter the “suppressed” phase … Continue reading

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End of the Active Phase, and Cats

It’s the beginning of the holiday season at S-PolKa, and it’s been a busy past few days. And yes, the tree is my fault. First of all, Thanksgiving marked the beginning of a crazy period of weather. You may be … Continue reading

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Turkey Day, and a Black Friday Cyclone!

I know, I know, I’m supposed to be focusing on the MJO, but it’s just so darn pretty! To be fair, the MJO probably played a role in this soon-to-be cyclone. And when I say cyclone, which is how they’re … Continue reading

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S-PolKa back in business!

  Just a quick note to say that yesterday afternoon, they were able to fix the problem with the air conditioning, and S-PolKa came back online! Whew! I’ve never been so happy to see a radar dish scanning in my … Continue reading

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Exciting times

It’s been a few days since I last posted, since I’ve been spending the past week getting the lay of the land here in the Maldives, adjusting to my new job, and getting over jet lag. My advisor has since … Continue reading

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