University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 48 at the Pole

NSF/S. Richter
NSF/S. Richter

Indoor tasks can be done just about any time, but for outdoor activities you need some cooperation from the weather. A bright sunny day makes things better still. Even with a few bouts of bad weather that caused postponements, there was plenty of outdoor work accomplished this week. The winterovers got some training in on the PistenBully. Other IceCubers at the Pole as well as the winterovers spent time digging—locating an ARA junction box and taking IceTop measurements. There was also a field trip out to ARA stations 2 and 3; the last image shows a look back at the main station from ARA 2, a distance of a few kilometers or more—all that blue would make for a challenging jigsaw puzzle.

NSF/J. Roth
NSF/J. Roth
NSF/S. Richter
NSF/S. Richter
NSF/S. Richter
NSF/S. Richter
NSF/J. Roth
NSF/J. Roth
NSF/S. Richter
NSF/S. Richter