Temporarily off the topic of seals, could I ask some rather dumb-sounding questions??
When I've thought of Antarctica, I've always pictured a 'never-ending' ice sheet with some elevations and broken ice, and breaking ice with global warming.
But the last time I entered the campaign, I got dropped in a hard-to-describe area. It looked like snow up to mountain peaks with just the peaks showing above the ice, next to swaths of trees and rocks, with what resembled "access roads" or all-terrain vehicle paths in nice neat swaths, all running in basically even swathes from top to bottom of the tiles.
I think the nadir had something to do with how that area appeared, plus I'm used to seeing State Game lands with forests and access roads or widely cut areas where power lines go through in the northeast lower 48. I posted that God paints abstracts, because I really cannot figure out what I'm seeing. Reminds me of the mountains in the Nepal campaign-- except, I'm expecting to see pools of water or ice cracks, and see nothing like that.
So Dr Michelle, can you give a brief description of what landforms we could see here, so we're a little more oriented and know what we're looking at?
And please tell me, what are the thin shapes usually along water that are completely white and shaped like little canoes or boats? We've done so many boat campaigns-- I know these white features aren't really boats---but WHAT are they?
Personally, I think the seals heard WV3 coming, stuck out their tongues, and slid under the ice! And there they bob, laughing at us! At over 1k, I have only marked 43 "guessitsaweddell, I think???" and most probably will be "aren'tweddells-at-all" LOL Methinks you'll be counting lots-o-rocks on this one!
Would it help to have real color to compare? Or is this real color now?