University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 9 at the Pole

Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF

The sun is getting lower and lower, and the folks at the South Pole station continue to get everything ready for winter. For IceCube’s winterovers, that included dismantling a ramp in front of the ICL and taking all the IceTop snow measurements before it gets too cold and dark. Other winterovers chipped in to get it all done faster. The winds were strong last week, on some days making it hard to distinguish ground from sky. Thank goodness for those flag lines. With bad weather, more of the activity is indoors, with board games a popular pastime.

Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF
Kathrin Mallot, IceCube/NSF