Tag Archives: South Pole

Transience

When I last posted here, we were just a couple days from the official end of Winter. Now, there are just a small handful of winterovers left on station, mainly “beakers” like me who have a bit longer to turn … Continue reading

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Freshies!

Our third plane in brought a few flats of fruit in from South America – pears, apples, and oranges. We each got to pick one piece, a very nice treat at the end of a long day!

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Volunteer Work

We’re a bit over a week away from the first planes coming through S Pole, so it’s time to setup the fuel system to handle them!

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Winterover Photo

One of 300-odd candidates for the South Pole 2014 winterover photo – this happens when two Canon 6Ds are left to run at full tilt for a couple minutes. It was a cold day out, so it was difficult to … Continue reading

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Sun

We had a break in the weather at dinnertime, and this bright orange thing showed up.

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Parts

Several years ago in Dr. Avery’s college class on digital logic (fun coincidence – this is post number 2^7 on this blog), or maybe it was a required “freshman projects” class, a question got asked along the lines of “why do … Continue reading

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South Pole Ice Core

Next summer, drilling is scheduled to begin for the South Pole Ice Core. I read through their website recently and found a neat RADAR image of the area, which was used in selecting the site to drill. It’s an interesting … Continue reading

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