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Snapshots

  1. Moon

    Snapshot Title: Moon
    Taken by: ericw2525

    Image: On the Persistence of Snow at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The moon and all life



  2. Rollers

    Snapshot Title: Rollers
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Persistence of Snow at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This rollers system is designed to make it easier to move pallets and other large items into the LO. The temperature will never get warm enough for this snow to melt, so we will find another way to ge...



  3. knee wall

    Snapshot Title: knee wall
    Taken by: Katy Jensen

    Image: On the Persistence of Snow at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The dome and its arches have been almost completely buried by drifting snow over the years. As part of the South Pole Station Modernization (SPSM) project, crews excavated the arches, separated them i...



  4. D-1

    Snapshot Title: D-1
    Taken by: Katy Jensen

    Image: On the Persistence of Snow at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The snow shovel is your friend...and everyone learns how to use one. Since Caterpillar bulldozers are designated by size (D6, D9, D11...) the snow shovel is lovingly called a "D1."



  5. Doorway

    Snapshot Title: Doorway
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Persistence of Snow at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The air inside the arch is about -60 degrees Fahrenheit. It is good to know that it's warm on the other side of this door.



  6. Someone's Gloves

    Snapshot Title: Someone's Gloves
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: On the Persistence of Snow at the South Pole
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    And that someone has a really cold shutter finger right now.