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Ella Derbyshire's Snapshots

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  1. Wall to the Mausoleum

    Snapshot Title: Wall to the Mausoleum
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: The Temple of the Four Winds, Castle Howard
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    I am pretty sure that this is part of the wall that surround the mausoleum. The building itself is just out of sight to the left.



  2. LMC at the BARFF

    Snapshot Title: LMC at the BARFF
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Seeking the Ultimate Northern Exposure
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:



  3. Pax Terminal

    Snapshot Title: Pax Terminal
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Seeking the Ultimate Northern Exposure
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The solar panels work quite well for about 4 months of the year.



  4. Welcome

    Snapshot Title: Welcome
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Seeking the Ultimate Northern Exposure
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    We greet our friends and the new folks who will be spending the summer here.



  5. On the Wing

    Snapshot Title: On the Wing
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Seeking the Ultimate Northern Exposure
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Fueling



  6. Incoming Crew

    Snapshot Title: Incoming Crew
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Seeking the Ultimate Northern Exposure
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Here are our replacements.



  7. Fueling the Basler

    Snapshot Title: Fueling the Basler
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Seeking the Ultimate Northern Exposure
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    We are fueling this Basler before its flight back to McMurdo.

    Next month the Herc will fly. Instead of refueling here, here LC-130's will drop off some of their fuel to us. We will use the fuel for ...



  8. Science Happens Here!

    Snapshot Title: Science Happens Here!
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Basler Fueling at South Pole October 16, 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    From left to right you see the South Pole 10 meter Telescope, MAPO and the BICEP telescope. The big dishes are looking through the sky for hints about the nature of the universe when it was very young...



  9. The Basler

    Snapshot Title: The Basler
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Basler Fueling at South Pole October 16, 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    All eyes are on this convrted DC-3. It is the first plane that we have seen since February 14.



  10. Zodiac

    Snapshot Title: Zodiac
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Penguins and People Robert Point, Antarctica
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These sturdy rubber boats had rigid bottoms and an outboard motor at the stern. The zodiacs took us cruising in shallow bays where the Professor Multinovskiy could not go, and they brought us ashore ...



  11. Keep Off

    Snapshot Title: Keep Off
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Where Have All the Hobbits Gone?
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Walking on the edge is discouraged here.



  12. Sheep

    Snapshot Title: Sheep
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Where Have All the Hobbits Gone?
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    At home.



  13. Sheep

    Snapshot Title: Sheep
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Where Have All the Hobbits Gone?
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Baahhhhhh



  14. Balloons

    Snapshot Title: Balloons
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Westminster Palace, House of Commons, London, England
    Image Owner: Ian Griffin



    Description:

    Is someone having a party?



  15. Black Swan

    Snapshot Title: Black Swan
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Matamata Sheep farm
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    On the lake under the hill



  16. Hobbit Hole

    Snapshot Title: Hobbit Hole
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Matamata Sheep farm
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    It is a beautiful day, and It looks like they left the door open



  17. Fuel Hose

    Snapshot Title: Fuel Hose
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is a fuel hose, but it is not out here to refuel the plane, which is arriving with plenty of fuel. The LC-130 will offload fuel to us, and we will use the fuel to heat and power the station throu...



  18. Ice Cube Buildings

    Snapshot Title: Ice Cube Buildings
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    After another successful season of deploying DOM's, the Drill Tower and TOS have been positioned behind the elevated station where they will wait through the winter for the arrival of next summer's dr...



  19. Traverse Tracks...

    Snapshot Title: Traverse Tracks...
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These vehicle tracks were left by this summer's overland traverse from McMurdo which is 850 miles north of here. They dropped off fuel and cargo and headed back toward grid south, in the general dire...



  20. Forks

    Snapshot Title: Forks
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    They have been plugged in outside the cargo buildng all summer. Soon they will come in from the cold and work outside only on the warmer days of winter. Warmer days are -70 and above.



  21. The Arches

    Snapshot Title: The Arches
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    These are at the End of The World. Beyond them is an antenna field and then the vast cold emptiness of the Polar Plateau.



  22. Another dome

    Snapshot Title: Another dome
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This one is a ghost of science past...



  23. Retro Cargo

    Snapshot Title: Retro Cargo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Last chance 'til November!



  24. Satellite Domes

    Snapshot Title: Satellite Domes
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    GOES and TDRS relay science data, business communications and also e-mail and phone calls to family and friends far away.



  25. Is that the Christmas Tree?

    Snapshot Title: Is that the Christmas Tree?
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Yes it is! And it's ready for next summer at the Pole.



  26. Jamesway and Loo

    Snapshot Title: Jamesway and Loo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The little building with the moonis the outhouse for this wood-and-canvas Jamesway.



  27. Last Chance for Cargo

    Snapshot Title: Last Chance for Cargo
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Cargo only arrives here in summer, which is from late October until mid-February. If someone is waiting for a package, and it's not on this plane, they will have to go without it for the next 8 months...



  28. South Pole Passenger Terminal

    Snapshot Title: South Pole Passenger Terminal
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Skier Landing
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This little building with solar panels is pleasantly warm as long as the sun is shining. With no more planes this season, and sunset just over a month away, we will tow our passenger terminal off to a...



  29. Antennae

    Snapshot Title: Antennae
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Formerly the Blackball Hilton
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    I wonder what's on TV.



  30. Bird

    Snapshot Title: Bird
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Formerly the Blackball Hilton
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    On the wing



  31. Tankard

    Snapshot Title: Tankard
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Formerly the Blackball Hilton
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Hanging over the bar



  32. 3 Wings

    Snapshot Title: 3 Wings
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Foreground to background, the entrance to A4, entrance to B1 and the entrance to B4.



  33. Fuel tanks

    Snapshot Title: Fuel tanks
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    At the End of the World



  34. Ice Cube Buildings

    Snapshot Title: Ice Cube Buildings
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Ice Cube is South Pole's in-ice neutrino telescope.



  35. The BARFF

    Snapshot Title: The BARFF
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The ARFF is serviced in this white and orange building. .



  36. The RF

    Snapshot Title: The RF
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Radio Frequency.



  37. The DNF

    Snapshot Title: The DNF
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Do Not Freeze. We use this building for cargo that would be damaged if it was left in an unheated building.



  38. South Pole International Pax Terminal

    Snapshot Title: South Pole International Pax Terminal
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    In summer, the sun help keep this building warm. During the winter, there are no passengers to us the building. The little building will be towed away from from the skiway, and stored where it will ca...



  39. The "Head Module"

    Snapshot Title: The "Head Module"
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The residents of Summer Camp can go to this building to use toilets and showers.



  40. Solar Panels

    Snapshot Title: Solar Panels
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: South Pole Station - View from A1, Floor 2 Looking Toward Grid South, Late Summer 2010
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    For the time that the sun is far enough above the horizon.



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