Aurora over ICL – ICECUBE LAB. ICECUBE is a huge Neutrino Detector, 1 cubic kilometer in size, buried deep in the Antarctic ice observing the universe by studying neutrinos.
Inside ICECUBE Lab there are hundreds of computers collecting data from the 5400 detectors located deep down in the Antarctic ice sheet.
This is the actual Geographical South Pole located at 90 S. In the background is Amundsen-Scott South Pole station – our home away from home. We are isolated from the outside world, except for a couple of hours of satellite access, for 8 months.
South Pole Telescope and auroras – The 10 meter dish helps scientists study the Cosmic Microwave background so they can see back to the origin of the universe, just after it was formed. South Pole is a prime location for astronomical observations
A Scott tent for recreational use. When you fell like winter camping and practicing your survival skills there is a Scott tent available. Camping at -60C is a cold experience.
South Pole Station Trauma team practicing for an MCI – Mass Casualty Incident – that would require us to respond to something out of the ordinary. In this case we had multiple casualties, which required us to use the Gym as our medical clinic. The station’s different Emergency response teams practice once week.
We all have single rooms, however they are very small. Station operates around the clock so when someone wakes up another person goes to bed. The sun is up for six months and then it is gone for six months. So we have only day, six months long, and one night, six months long. So our body clock is out of order
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