University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 37 at the Pole

Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF

Just because the sun’s coming up, doesn’t mean it’s getting warmer yet. In fact, they’ve had some tremendously cold days at the Pole, with the thermometer hitting –100 F last week. IceCube winterover Raffaela hiked out to the tourist camp, now buried in snow, in –94 F weather, and then snapped an image of her frosty self afterward (below). The station deep-cleaning continued last week, with the galley being completed as the largest milestone so far. In celebration, they held a Happy Pizza dinner for everyone.

Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF
Raffaela Busse, IceCube/NSF