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Snapshots

  1. Met mark

    Snapshot Title: Met mark
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This big square flag is used by the meteorologists to find out the visibility. This one is exactly at 1 mile from the station. If the met' technician can't see this one, then the visibility is too bad...



  2. IceTop tanks

    Snapshot Title: IceTop tanks
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    At every IceCube in-ice hole are 2 IceTop surface tanks nearby. These tanks are filled with water, buried and also contain a Digital Optical Module, to look at lower energy Neutrinos coming from above...



  3. MAPO

    Snapshot Title: MAPO
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is the Martin A. Pomrantz Observatory. This is where AMANDA used to be, the first Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array. This experiment was smaller than IceCube and looking in a lower energ...



  4. Door of the ICL

    Snapshot Title: Door of the ICL
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Like all the doors down here, these a big industrial fridge doors. But they open the other way round, because the cold is on the outside.



  5. The IceCube Lab (ICL)

    Snapshot Title: The IceCube Lab (ICL)
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is our work center. Cables from all the in-ice detector strings are coming inside, on the second floor, throught the towers you see on the side. From there, computers gather all the signals and a...



  6. Drill camp, closed for winter

    Snapshot Title: Drill camp, closed for winter
    Taken by: Camille Parisel

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    After one winter, the alley in the middle is completely filled with snow.



  7. Flags surrounding an Icecube hole

    Snapshot Title: Flags surrounding an Icecube hole
    Taken by: Camille Parisel

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These flags marks two Icetop tanks filled with cristal clear ice. It is used in conjunction with a string of detectors burried closeby. During winter, when it is dark, the flags are barely visible. It...



  8. winter-overs

    Snapshot Title: winter-overs
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Us, the two winter-overs for IceCube, walking back to the station for dinner, after a long day of hard work...



  9. Heaters

    Snapshot Title: Heaters
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These are the heaters and high pressure pumps. Drilling holes in the ice is done by spewing hot water at high pressure on the Antarctican Ice cap. The melted ice water is then pumped back to the surfa...



  10. Generator

    Snapshot Title: Generator
    Taken by: Erik Verhagen

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is one of the three generators of the drill camp. During the summer, when IceCube is drilling holes in the ice, we are generating our own power. This is because the station would not be able to p...



  11. corner flag....

    Snapshot Title: corner flag....
    Taken by: PTZ Zebra

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

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  12. DDDU

    Snapshot Title: DDDU
    Taken by: Denis Stalens

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Mark on the container



  13. IceCube Drill Camp

    Snapshot Title: IceCube Drill Camp
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Drill Camp has been moved to a new location where it will remain for the start of next year's drilling season. It looks like a ghost town now, but these buildings will be a center of activity when the...



  14. ICL

    Snapshot Title: ICL
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The IceCube Lab stands between two towers. Inside the towers are coils of cables that connect the lab to the nearby telescope which is hidden under the ice. In the future, the tower design will allow ...



  15. MAPO

    Snapshot Title: MAPO
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Martin A Pomerantz Observatory in the Dark Sector has housed such projects as AMANDA, SPIREX and CARA. The machinist's shop is currently located in this building.



  16. Walking Home to Amundsen Scott South Pole Station

    Snapshot Title: Walking Home to Amundsen Scott South Pole Station
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: IceCube Drill Camp and IceCube Lab Awaiting Sunset
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The sun is still in the sky today, but in the coming months, they will make their journey to work in the dark, guided by the flag lines.