posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 02:09 PM
I remember way back in the end of the 80´s, possibly 90, the norwegian glacier scientist Monika Christensen was leading an expedition through
antarctica. Well underway she got into some bumps as the US goverment demanded she would cancel her expedition as she was about to enter something
they called "Clean Air Zone", a part of antarctica supposed to feature measuring equipment for taking air samples.
Monika replied that this could not be as the US government had somewhat 250 helicopter landings in the same area on a yearly basis, what harm could a
snowscooter do, she refused and kept at it. The US government turned to the norwegian prime minister which in turn asked Monika to abort and turn
around which she eventually did.
Now, this happened before the web and i´ve tried searching for information about this but have so gotten pretty much nothing.
Does anyone know anything about this subject?
Anyone have/seen information about US "clean air zones" in antarctica?
Anyone remember this expedition in perticular?