University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 36 at the Pole

Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF
Erik Beiser, IceCube/NSF

The landscape at the South Pole continues to brighten, making it perhaps harder to ignore the extent of snow accumulation at the IceCube Lab. But snow removal wasn’t on the table last week, which was a quiet one all around for the IceCube winterovers. The detector was well behaved, just a few minor things to investigate, like disk errors and aborted battery tests. And station activity was quiet, too, with no major events during the week. A nice time to relax, and watch the sunrise, which is close but still not quite (officially) there yet.

Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF
Stephan Richter, IceCube/NSF