University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 35 at the Pole

NSF/F. Pedreros
NSF/F. Pedreros

All appears to be tranquil, but there was more commotion than usual last week. A power outage occurred at the Pole that affected all the facilities at the station, including the IceCube Lab, or ICL (shown above). That kept the winterovers busy (not that they needed this disruption)—keeping the detector running, dealing with any failed equipment, and responding to fire and security alarms. Yet, when an alarm sounds, you can’t just run out the door … you must dress first.