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Snapshots

  1. Van

    Snapshot Title: Van
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    A South Pole passenger van which, in mid-summer, shuttles personnel around the station.



  2. Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder

    Snapshot Title: Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The 2 glass spheres in this elegantly simple array focus sunlight that burns tracks on the papers that rest behind each sphere. When the sun is obscured by clouds, the tracks on the papers will be int...



  3. Significant Sturcture

    Snapshot Title: Significant Sturcture
    Taken by: The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Is this the research station? I had no idea there were such large sturctures at the pole. I thought it was all portakabins and tents. On reflection this is crazy idea, but still it is the first time I...



  4. A Scott Tent

    Snapshot Title: A Scott Tent
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This one served as a privy for the tourists who visited the Pole.



  5. Is that a truck???? ! ! !

    Snapshot Title: Is that a truck???? ! ! !
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    I was quite suprised when I saw four of these modified Toyota pickup trucks roll over the horizon. They provided support for the skiers as they raced to the Pole. The Toyotas were modified in Iceland ...



  6. South Pole Telescopes

    Snapshot Title: South Pole Telescopes
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    There are quite a few images of this array on gigapan.org. If you look through the images you will notice that the more distant scope does a lot of turning. Alas, I never seem to see it spin!



  7. Ice Cube Drill Camp

    Snapshot Title: Ice Cube Drill Camp
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    They provide hot water for drilling the holes that hold the DOM's that look for neutrinos that pass through the Earth near the South Pole.



  8. Ceremonial South Pole Marker

    Snapshot Title: Ceremonial South Pole Marker
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This silvery globe on a striped pole sits in the middle of the flags of the 12 original signatory nations of the Antarctic Treaty. The Geographic South Pole marker was just a few feet behind me when I...



  9. IceCube Lab

    Snapshot Title: IceCube Lab
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    IceCube is a multi-national project that is placing an array of digital optical detectors (DOM's) in strings of sixty each into drill holes that penetrate over a mile down into the ice. Their goal: de...



  10. Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    You see just the bottom of the Union Flag here. The red cross of St. George is on the White Cross of St. Patrick which is on the red and white Saltire of St. Andrew. All of them on a field of blue.



  11. Flag of the Kingdom of Belgium

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the Kingdom of Belgium
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Black, yellow and red equal vertical stripes.



  12. New Zealand Flag

    Snapshot Title: New Zealand Flag
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Blue field with the Union Flag in the corner and the Sourthern Cross represented by four red on white 5-pointed stars opposite the Union Flag



  13. Flag of the Russian Federation

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the Russian Federation
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Equal horizontal stripes of white, blue and red.



  14. Flag of the Republic of Chile

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the Republic of Chile
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Red and white horizontal bands of equal height with a white star on a blue square on the white band.



  15. Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Blue field with a Union Flag and a white Southern Cross. The white Commonwealth Star below the Union Flag and is oriented in the general direction that Rigel Kent is oriented from the Southern Cross. ...



  16. Flag of the French Republic

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the French Republic
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Equal blue, white and red vertical stripes



  17. Flag of Japan

    Snapshot Title: Flag of Japan
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Red circle on white background



  18. Flag of the Republic of Argentina

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the Republic of Argentina
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Blue, white and blue horizontal stripes with the Sun of May in the center.



  19. Flag of the Union of South Africa

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the Union of South Africa
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    A very colorful geometric design.



  20. Flag of the Kingdom of Norway

    Snapshot Title: Flag of the Kingdom of Norway
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Blue cross on a white cross on a red field



  21. Visitor Accomondations?

    Snapshot Title: Visitor Accomondations?
    Taken by: David Engle

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Why would anyone stay here when there is warmpth in the buildings?



  22. Which Countries to Which Flags

    Snapshot Title: Which Countries to Which Flags
    Taken by: David Engle

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Ella,

    Can you identify the flags?



  23. Aviation

    Snapshot Title: Aviation
    Taken by: Pinkerton Matthew

    Image: Camp of the The Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Ski Race at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

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