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JB and Jen's Pictures from the South Pole

JB and Jen's Pictures from the South Pole

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Last updated June 15, 2001.

Most recent pictures.


Earlier pictures are here (page two).

Even earlier pictures are here (page one).


John describes Vulcan: "Here I am at Vulcan. It is exactly like a lunar lander with its diagonal legs. Its about a mile from the station on the foreboding and relentless terrain, illuminated by moonlight, basking the sustrugi in a dim grey light, with a black sky, just like the moon."


Ice crystals, seen in a whole new way (about May 30, 2001). JB describes the method: "I positioned a color polarizer above the light on [a] microscope with help from Mike and Steve. Then above a slide containing the ice crystals I put a regular polarizing filter. By putting them perpendicular, the result was spectacular. The internal structure is dramatically enhanced as per the attached images. Perhaps it could be used to identifly previously invisible structures... The transmission by an intermediate medium, through two crossed polarizers, can really only be explained quantum mechanincally and this is a spectacular example."


Jen relaxing at home with a truncated icosahedron (about May 25, 2001).


Doctor Betty (about May 22, 2001).


Launch of "ozonesonde". JB explains: "Those balloons are launching 'ozonesondes' which are instruments that go up to the stratosphere to measure the amount of ozone. They launch once per week." (About May 22, 2001.)


JB with liquid nitrogen tanks (about May 22, 2001).



Most recent pictures.

Earlier pictures are here (page two).

Even earlier pictures are here (page one).


Here are some interesting links and pictures:

JB and Jen have made the front page again!

The real story of what is going on at the South Pole, as heard on the syndicated radio talk show, "The Art Bell Program".

The South Pole Station homepage

A virtual tour of the South Pole

The South Pole website

The South Pole Observatory

List of pages with pictures from the Virtual Tour

An arial picture of the South Pole

A virtual tour of the Dome

Home page of J. Dana Hrubes (the photographer of some of the pictures displayed on these pages).

Posted by donald.bird@shaw.ca