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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

1900 thumbnail picture
Looking out the entrance of the snow and ice shelter during survival training.
Antarctica November 1978
1901 thumbnail picture
Coming into the ice shelter during survival training.
Antarctica November 1978
1902 thumbnail picture
Taking a little snooze in a well-designed and constructed ice shelter.
Antarctica November 1978
1903 thumbnail picture
Social life under the ice during survival training exercise.
Antarctica November 1978
1904 thumbnail picture
The completed shelter from the outside.
Antarctica November 1978
1905 thumbnail picture
A little dog sled training was given during survival training.
Antarctica November 1978
1906 thumbnail picture
The New Zealanders maintained a dog sled team at the time of this photo. Dogs came from a Greenland lineage now bred at Scott Base. Dogs are no longer permitted in Antarctica.
Antarctica November 1978
1907 thumbnail picture
What beautiful dogs!
Antarctica November 1978
1908 thumbnail picture
Scott Base is maintained by New Zealand. Mileage sign for those interested in going home.
Antarctica November 1978
1909 thumbnail picture
An ice cave with a freeze-dried mummified bird
Antarctica November 1978
1910 thumbnail picture
Stalactites and masses of ice crystals
Antarctica November 1978
1911 thumbnail picture
A mass of ice crystals at the end of the cave
Antarctica November 1978
1912 thumbnail picture
Ice crystals growing in a small crevasse
Antarctica November 1978
1913 thumbnail picture
Ice crystals
Antarctica November 1978
1914 thumbnail picture
Ice crystals
Antarctica November 1978
1915 thumbnail picture
The entrance to the cave
Antarctica November 1978
1916 thumbnail picture
Intrepid explorers were rewarded by glimpses of crystal-lined ice cavern.
Antarctica November 1978
1917 thumbnail picture
Crystals, ice columns, and refrozen ice
Antarctica November 1978
1918 thumbnail picture
Using candles for lighting while exploring ice cave. Without candles, it was pitch-black in this cave.
Antarctica November 1978
1919 thumbnail picture
Ice stalactites, columns of ice, refrozen floor of cave, and ice crystals.
Antarctica November 1978
1920 thumbnail picture
The view from the inside looking out of the cave.
Antarctica November 1978
1921 thumbnail picture
Dendritic ice crystals illuminated by spotlight.
Antarctica November 1978
1922 thumbnail picture
Robert Falcon Scott's Hut Point Shelter at McMurdo Station
Antarctica November 1978
1923 thumbnail picture
Supplies in interior of Scott's Hut Point Shelter
Antarctica November 1978
1924 thumbnail picture
Supplies in interior of Scott's Hut Point Shelter
Antarctica November 1978
1925 thumbnail picture
Cooking utensils in interior of Scott's Hut Point Shelter
Antarctica November 1978
1926 thumbnail picture
Remains of seventy-year old mutton Hanging on wall of Scott's Hut Point Shelter.
Antarctica November 1978
1927 thumbnail picture
A well-stocked pantry at Scott's Hut Point shelter
Antarctica November 1978
1928 thumbnail picture
Salt and corned mutton - a few staples of the day at Scott's Hut Point shelter
Antarctica November 1978
1929 thumbnail picture
Some digestive biscuits from another era at Scott's Hut Point shelter
Antarctica November 1978
1930 thumbnail picture
Pressure ridges in the sea ice at Scott Base.
Antarctica November 1978
1931 thumbnail picture
Ski-equipped C-130's ready for a trip to the South Pole
Antarctica December 1978
1932 thumbnail picture
A last look at Mount Erebus before heading to the South Pole
Antarctica December 1978
1933 thumbnail picture
An expanse of white greets the viewer on the way to the South Pole
Antarctica December 1978
1934 thumbnail picture
The Transantarctic Mountains seen from the C-130 while flying to the South Pole
Antarctica December 1978
1935 thumbnail picture
C-130 on the ground at South Pole Station
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1936 thumbnail picture
New folks at the South Pole getting their first look at the station
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1937 thumbnail picture
The C-130 preparing to head back to McMurdo
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1938 thumbnail picture
The geographic South Pole
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1939 thumbnail picture
The United States is responsible for maintaining South Pole Station
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1940 thumbnail picture
A distant view of South Pole Station. The Clean Air Facility is on far left.
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1941 thumbnail picture
A panoramic view of the South Geographic Pole with South Pole Station.
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1942 thumbnail picture
The South Geographic Pole
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1943 thumbnail picture
Mileage posts to a few home towns in the United States and Canada
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1944 thumbnail picture
The entrance to South Pole Station
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1945 thumbnail picture
The outer tunnel at the entrance to South Pole Station
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1946 thumbnail picture
The United States Flag at the top of the South Pole Station geodesic dome.
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1947 thumbnail picture
Guess which way the prevailing winds are at South Pole Station
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1948 thumbnail picture
The Clean Air Facility where much of NOAA's South Pole Station work is done This facility is used primarily for atmospheric sampling. The samples are analyzed for greenhouse gas content.
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978
1949 thumbnail picture
Inside the Clean Air Facility. The Computer Data Acquisition System. A 64K Digital Corporation computer interfaced to a teletype.
Antarctica, South Pole Station December 1978

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