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Snapshots

  1. US AIR FORCE

    Snapshot Title: US AIR FORCE
    Taken by: John Foote

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Plane on ski's



  2. Walker

    Snapshot Title: Walker
    Taken by: John Foote

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Walker



  3. Big Cat in the snow

    Snapshot Title: Big Cat in the snow
    Taken by: John Foote

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Just a cat



  4. A berm

    Snapshot Title: A berm
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The South Pole Berms store all kinds of interesting new and vintage parts, food and clothes. As a safety measure, all of the winter-over crew must have a complete set of ECW gear in the berms. There i...



  5. The Cheese Palace

    Snapshot Title: The Cheese Palace
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    A Wisconsin resident directed the construction of the elevated station from this humble, yet distinctive structure.



  6. North-Bound Cargo

    Snapshot Title: North-Bound Cargo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Although South Pole doesn't export anything, we do send a lot of cargo back to McMurdo, which is on the Antarctic coast. In 2009, most cargo arrives and leaves by plane. In the future, we will be incr...



  7. 2 lines of flags

    Snapshot Title: 2 lines of flags
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    They mark South Pole's skiway.



  8. Ready for Incoming Cargo

    Snapshot Title: Ready for Incoming Cargo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Hercules LC-130 aircraft bring materials and supplies as well as people to the South Pole. This cargo sled is approaching the plane to offload cargo.



  9. Covers

    Snapshot Title: Covers
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These 2 white blocks cover IceCube's ice top tanks. They come in 2's. They provide evidence on the surface that there are 60 DOM's on a wire cable in the ice below. For a complete description of Proj...



  10. TOS

    Snapshot Title: TOS
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Tower Operating System - from here DOM's are deployed into very, very deep holes in the polar ice. A DOM is a digital optical detector, which is designed to detect passing neutrinos.



  11. Elephant Man

    Snapshot Title: Elephant Man
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    A highly modified Caterpillar tractor. The naming of vehicles in Antarctica is a bit controversial, due likely to some of the racier names of vehicles in the past. Folks up north who make the rules fo...



  12. The ARFF

    Snapshot Title: The ARFF
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting apparatus. On skis!



  13. ICL

    Snapshot Title: ICL
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The Ice Cube Lab - Conducting science on a grand scale - looking for evidence of passing neutrinos in the Polar ice.



  14. Trail

    Snapshot Title: Trail
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The Antarcctic Traverse made this trail in the snow as it approached South Pole. Its starting point was McMurdo Sound on the New Zealand side of the continent.



  15. Passengers

    Snapshot Title: Passengers
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Ready to leave for McMurdo



  16. LC 130 - Hercules

    Snapshot Title: LC 130 - Hercules
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Landing on the ice runway



  17. Twin Otter

    Snapshot Title: Twin Otter
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Ready to take off



  18. Parking Service

    Snapshot Title: Parking Service
    Taken by: Peter

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    ,



  19. Camille

    Snapshot Title: Camille
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Hercules Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Landing the Herc