Riding the Line

Riding the Line

The Fuels Department at McMurdo Station keeps the U.S. Antarctic Program moving. It’s not a job for the faint of heart, as fuelies must work on the coldest days, whether it’s tranferring fuel across 14 miles on an ice shelf or emptying a tanker ship of...
Riding the Line

Riding the Line

The Fuels Department at McMurdo Station keeps the U.S. Antarctic Program moving. It’s not a job for the faint of heart, as fuelies must work on the coldest days, whether it’s tranferring fuel across 14 miles on an ice shelf or emptying a tanker ship of...
Good Night

Good Night

The sun set at the South Pole Station on March 23 at 2:31 a.m. for the next six months. It will return on Sept. 21, 2013. The 44 winter-overs will conduct science and maintain the station facilities during the dark winter months when the temperatures can drop below...
Docked

Docked

The marine-based Palmer Station, located off the western edge of the Antarctic Peninsula, relies on Zodiacs for scientific work around the region. The inflatable boats now have a home of their own at Palmer to improve small-boat operations....
Iced Over

Iced Over

The first couple of months of 2013 brought some unusual ice behavior in the Weddell Sea, east of the Antarctic Peninsula, as sea ice pushed northward toward warmer latitudes. The ice edge was roughly 200 to 300 kilometers north of what is normal for that time of year....
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