Tag Archives: weather

Snow

There’s so much snow around here that it sometimes can escape notice, but that’s not been the situation for the last few weeks. Early on a Sunday morning nearly four weeks ago, we had a problem with the Rodwell pump. So … Continue reading

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Goggles

Today, it got bright and windy enough to justify switching back to the tinted lenses. Feels much more like summer out!

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Balloon Launch

Some of the longest-running Science goals here at S Pole involve observing the weather and atmosphere. Much of that research is done using sondes launched with large helium balloons. Depending on what is being measured by a particular launch, different … Continue reading

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FDX Boots

A few people have asked about the clothes we wear down here, I guess boots are as good a place as any to start. We get issued a pair of insulated boots on the way down here along with the rest … Continue reading

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Marathon

One of several moderately insane annual events here is there marathon. It’s generally held after Christmas, but one of the chief organisers will be leaving in a few days, so this year it was held early. There was a signup … Continue reading

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Dirty Laundry, and Humidity

It’s Sunday, and my seventh day here at Pole. We tend to work 6-day weeks here, with Sunday being the day off. It felt good to sleep in, especially knowing that an excellent brunch is served up Sunday mornings! Brunch … Continue reading

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First Full Day at Work

A computer needed some attention out at the IceCube Lab (ICL) Tuesday morning, so one of our first projects was to walk out there and take care of it. The ICL deserves a post of it’s own, will save that for … Continue reading

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