Life at the Pole

Life at the Pole

Week 6 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
It’s still light outside, but winter at the South Pole is fast approaching.  There were both arrivals and departures last [...]

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Week 5 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
Last week at the Pole, the fuel arrived.  A lot of it!  It takes a lot of fuel to keep [...]

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Week 4 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
If you want to take inventory of a shipping container’s contents, you have to get inside first.  And if your [...]

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Week 3 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
So much activity at the Pole last week. A game of dodgeball is just the thing to provide practice for [...]

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Week 2 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
It doesn’t snow much at the South Pole but there is lots of snow that accumulates there, and sometimes it [...]

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Week 1 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
The first full week of the year was a busy one!  So much going on… The IceCube detector was well [...]

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Week 52 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
Like other places around the world, the South Pole has its traditions for ringing in the new year, but some [...]

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Week 51 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
There are many well-established traditions at the South Pole, and the “Race Around the World” (above) is one of them—a [...]

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Week 50 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
The holiday season is often a busy time of year for many people, and things are no different at the [...]

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Week 49 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
It was a fairly busy week at the Pole. IceCube’s new winterovers made their first IceTop snow measurements, an outdoor [...]

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Week 48 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
The sun provided all sorts of photo opportunities at the Pole last week. Here we see IceCube winterover Josh framed nicely in front of a sun halo with faint sun dogs. [...]

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Week 47 at the Pole
By Jean DeMerit | |
More planes (and more fresh faces) arrived at the Pole last week. With five planes total during the week, most of the winter crew has departed. [...]

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