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Snapshots

  1. Flag Line

    Snapshot Title: Flag Line
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This place will look much different after sunset. On stormy moonless days, these flags will help us find our way to work in the outlying buildings, such as ARO.



  2. Tool Bag

    Snapshot Title: Tool Bag
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This red and white bag makes the task of moving tools and supplies up the ladder to the roof easier and safer.



  3. Power Plant

    Snapshot Title: Power Plant
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The mist that you see on the left of the panorama is steam from the power plant. The water vapor rises briefly, and quickly cools, freezes and sinks as it hits the cold air. The direction of the steam...



  4. Saw Table

    Snapshot Title: Saw Table
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Temperatures were in the low 60's (below zero) with variable winds. Wind chills were often in the low 90's. We improvised ways to keep the tools running, including hand warmers and foil over the motor...



  5. I C U!!

    Snapshot Title: I C U!!
    Taken by: rose

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Hey look at that shadow, I can say at last we got to see you in a gigapan at the south pole. You are taller than I remember. :)



  6. Broom

    Snapshot Title: Broom
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    For sweeping snow off the work area. A surprising amount of snow could accumulate on the roof overnight. Most of it was blowing and drifting up from the surface, and not new snowfall.



  7. The Arches

    Snapshot Title: The Arches
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    At the End of the World.



  8. ARO

    Snapshot Title: ARO
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The Atmospheric Research Observatory - in the South Pole's Clean Air Sector. Here you will find the cleanest air on Planet Earth. From this building, NOAA scientists monitor levels of carbon dioxide a...



  9. The Dark Sector

    Snapshot Title: The Dark Sector
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    MAPO is the building in the foreground. Behind it is the South Pole 10-Meter Telescope and the old housing for BICEP.



  10. Geographic South Pole

    Snapshot Title: Geographic South Pole
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The United States Flag, Pole marker and sign that mark the location of the Geographic South Pole.



  11. "Cold" Glory

    Snapshot Title: "Cold" Glory
    Taken by: microdot

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

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  12. That Contact Lens MUST Be Here SOMEWHERE!

    Snapshot Title: That Contact Lens MUST Be Here SOMEWHERE!
    Taken by: microdot

    Image: On the Roof at the Bottom of the World
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

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