University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 41 at the Pole

NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom

The IceCube winterovers share space with other folks stationed at the South Pole during the winter months. Here’s the station meteorologist getting a reading from the Campbell-Stokes recorder—a rather low tech contraption designed for recording hours of bright sunshine. With the recent sunrise it’s been getting warmer at the Pole, making a number of outdoor activities more pleasant, or even possible, like traveling by snowmobile.

NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom
NSF/S. Lidstrom