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In the News (Fri 18 Apr 14)

  Virtual tour of the Pole.
Jump ahead to the imagemap of the South Pole Station.
The new station is about 350 meters from the true Geographic South Pole, (learn more about this on the poles page) and is drifting toward the pole at about 10 meters/year.
Temperatures -- The average annual temperature at the South Pole is -50 degrees C and generally ranges between -21 degrees C in the summer and -78 degrees C in the winter.
astro.uchicago.edu /cara/vtour/pole   (810 words)

 iceman's South Pole page
I'm back at the Pole again :), this is my 7th time and this will be my 6th winter - and my third year for QUaD a Cosmic Microwave Background telescope.
South Pole summer-winter 2002/2003 (my third year down at the Pole)
South Pole summer-winter 1996/1997 (my first year down here)
www.antarctic-adventures.de   (190 words)

  U.S. Antarctic Program: South Pole Webcam
At the South Pole, the sun rises and sets based on seasons rather than days as it does in mid-latitudes; hence the famous polar six months of daylight and six months of darkness.
The South Pole Station webcam is mounted on the Atmospheric Research Observatory (ARO) and focuses on different areas of the station in order to allow USAP participants, scientists from around the world, and the general public to view activity and geophysical rarities at the South Pole.
South Pole Station sits at the Earth's axis, atop a constantly shifting continental ice sheet nearly two miles thick.
www.usap.gov /videoclipsandmaps/spwebcam.cfm   (637 words)

  The Seattle Times: Nation & World: New settlement planned at south pole — of the moon
The south pole in particular is constantly bathed in light and would be an ideal place to collect solar power, plus the site has possible resources to mine nearby, Cooke said.
It seems appropriate that NASA is now aiming for the lunar south pole because agency Administrator Michael Griffin is fond of telling people that one model for lunar exploration and development is what has happened on Antarctica.
While the Earth's South Pole was first visited in the early 20th century, it wasn't until the 1950s that researchers returned and decades later before they had established permanent, year-round settlements.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2003462227_moon05.html   (1132 words)

  Cassini-Huygens: Multimedia-Images
At the center of the cauldron of storms spinning around the south pole is the south pole itself, which literally appears to be the eye of this vast polar storm system.
The individual storms surrounding the pole are seen as dark "leopard spots" in the thermal image (red) taken at a wavelength of 5,000 nanometers, some seven times the wavelength of light visible to the human eye.
The large number of dark, circular leopard spots at the south pole seen at 5,000 nanometer wavelength, and their correlation with the features seen in sunlight at 2,800 nanometer wavelength, indicates that convective activity extending over dozens of kilometers in altitude is surprisingly rampant in the south polar region.
saturn.jpl.nasa.gov /multimedia/images/image-details.cfm?imageID=2352   (952 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: South Pole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Geographic South Pole is the one of two points where the earth's axis of rotation intersects the surface (the other being the Geographic North Pole).
The Geomagnetic South Pole is the point where the axis of the best-fitting tilted dipole intersects the Earth's surface in the southern hemisphere.
The Geographic South Pole is the point where the earth's axis of rotation intersects the surface.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/South-Pole   (643 words)

  South Pole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Geographic South Pole is the one of two points where the earth's axis of rotation intersects the surface (the other being the Geographic North Pole).
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station was established during the International Geophysical Year in 1958 and is permanently staffed by research and support personnel.
The Geomagnetic South Pole is the point where the axis of the best-fitting tilted dipole intersects the Earth's surface in the southern hemisphere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Pole   (728 words)

 South Pole at AllExperts
The first humans to reach the Geographic South Pole were Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his party on December 14, 1911.
The fastest unsupported walking journey to the Geographic South Pole from the ocean is 47 days and was set in 1999 by explorers Tim Jarvis and Peter Treseder, who manhauled 200 kg sleds containing food and cooking fuel.
On the road to the Pole, at another station, Sovetskaya, was established by the expedition, which existed between February 16, 1958 and January 3, 1959.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/so/south_pole.htm   (954 words)

 South Pole FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The geographical South Pole (90 degrees South) is labeled at the bottom of the image, and there are two other parts of the station not shown; the clean air sector and the dark sector.
This pole is at 90 degrees South Latitude, and is one of the two points on the earths surface where all of the lines of longitude meet.
The experiments done at the South Pole are very diverse, and range from using the polar plateau as a platform to look into space, to looking at the air and environment around the South Pole, to using the ice sheet as a collection tool (for meteorites, sub-atomic particles, or transmission of earthquake waves).
adelie.harvard.edu /ed/FAQ.html   (4756 words)

 Things nobody tells you about the south pole (place)@Everything2.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One ACTUAL pole marker, the rod with the brass head, and one "ceremonial" pole marker, which is in a random spot somewhere near the station.
But because you are at the south pole, and the air is undergoing some strange geophysical effects, it usually feels like you're breathing air at 12,000 feet, which is to say, unless you're Nepalese, you're suffocating.
It is most likely the pole gift shop did not provide a t-shirt or souvenir key-chain one of these adventurers found adequate reward for their 1600 mile round-trip trek, and he or she grabbed the pole on their way north.
everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=1411653   (1872 words)

 Current Research Collaborations and Projects - CEAC
The United States South Pole Station is located at the Geophysical South Pole, on the Antarctic Plateau at 9,300 feet (2835m).
South Pole Station has over 4 months of continuous sunshine, followed by 2 months of day and night, and then over 4 months of continuous darkness.
With the advent of the New South Pole Station, the National Science Foundation wanted a state-of-the-art growth chamber to be included in their new station.
www.ag.arizona.edu /ceac/research/SouthPoleChamber/index.htm   (411 words)

 Artemis Project: Ice at the Lunar South Pole
There is no "lake" of water ice at the lunar south pole Only a small portion of the umbra surrounding the lunar south pole is estimated to be composed of ices.
Although most of the region surrounding the lunar south pole is covered by shadow, a small region (maybe tens of square kilometers in area) directly on top of the lunar south pole is not in the umbra (the so-called Mt. Clementine).
Although it's an indication of possible water ice on the lunar south pole, the evidence is far from conclusive (we still don't have spectra of the lunar south pole) and the water ice, if it exists, is not waiting in a readily usable form.
www.asi.org /adb/02/02/south-pole-ice.html   (824 words)

 Wired 10.07: Cold Rush
Welcome to the South Pole, where the coolest science outpost on earth is being built atop 9,000 feet of solid ice.
Pole engineers have finished crunching data collected over the previous winter, and they've discovered that the half-built South Pole station - at this point a colossal steel and wood frame partially enclosed with siding and insulation - is settling into the snowpack at a rate nearly four times faster than originally predicted.
The South Pole's new Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array (Amanda) - a system that scans the ice cap, looking for the tiny subatomic particles as they pass through the planet - is already the largest anywhere.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/10.07/southpole.html   (982 words)

 South Pole marker
The facility, the Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory, houses the South Pole Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometer (SPIFI), a Cornell-owned instrument for observing star-forming regions of nearby galaxies.
Now he is a member of the South Pole "winter-over" crew -- an elite group of 86 hardy souls representing a wide range of specific trades who occupy the station during the eight-month-long Antarctic winter, from mid-February through late October, when extreme weather prohibits any flights into or out of the area.
The marker will be fabricated at the South Pole over the next few months by Parshley and Allan Day, the station's machinist, who estimates that it will take 60 to 70 hours in total.
www.news.cornell.edu /stories/July05/South.pole.marker.to.html   (1005 words)

 The Antarctic Sun: Pole marker
A new marker is placed each year because the bedrock at the South Pole is covered by a glacial ice sheet nearly two miles thick that is sliding downhill toward the Weddell Sea at the rate of roughly an inch a day.
A sign identifying the marker as the geographical South Pole and featuring famous quotes by historic explorers Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott was moved by surveyors Jack Giacalone and Kurt Skoog, who performed some of the preparatory work, including digging the holes for the sign the day before the ceremony.
The third is the geomagnetic South Pole, the center of the auroral oval.
antarcticsun.usap.gov /oldissues2002-2003/Sun010503/polemarker.html   (1334 words)

 Current Research Collaborations and Projects - CEAC
Since 1992, South Pole has had a volunteer operated growth chamber, to produce some salad crops, to supplement their diets.
With the advent of the New South Pole Station, the National Science Foundation wanted a state-of-the-art growth chamber to be included in their new station.
Subcontracting to this effort was Sadler Machine Company, who was responsible for the original South Pole growth chamber, and who designed and fabricated the mechanical components for this chamber.
ag.arizona.edu /ceac/research/SouthPoleChamber/index.htm   (411 words)

 Ski to the South Pole!
Unlike skiing the pack ice that surrounds the North Pole, your journey to the South Pole is on firm ground so-to-speak (it's actually 2 mile thick ice), with no pressure ridges or open water leads to block your path.
The South Pole generally shifts about to feet each year, he said, so he calculated the location where the pole would have been when Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach it on December 14, 1911.
To be the first to reach the South Pole, Amundsen lived for about one and a half years in Antarctica and traveled about 700 miles by dogsled to get there.
www.polarexplorers.com /SPSki.htm   (2552 words)

 South Pole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bainbridge's hair-raising fictionalized account of Captain Robert Scott's doomed1912 venture to the South Pole begins with the glory and giddiness of their send off and ends with disappointment and slow death.
Their dream of reaching the Pole first had already been dashed by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, and now on their return trip--slowed by ill health and bad weather--Scott's party found themselves trapped in a tent without sufficient provisions, while the wind howled endlessly outside.
His ambition was to be the first man to reach the South Pole, and he overcame innumerable obstacles to assemble another expedition, which left in 1910.
goldset.275mb.com /?p=south+pole   (5239 words)

 75 Degrees South   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anywhere near the sea at South Georgia is always teeming with life and here was no exception, there were all kinds of seals and birds to be seen along the way.
The walk was inspired by this picture, which was taken from the top by Frank Hurley on Shackleton's ill-fated Endurance expedition (they stopped at South Georgia on their way South).
Although I visited South Georgia on my way South to Halley, I didn't really get a chance to explore properly so I was particularly keen to get out and about as soon as we had moored up.
simonc.f2o.org /south   (4733 words)

 South Pole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The University of Illinois Rayleigh/Na lidar was first installed at the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station in 1989 to measure the perturbations in Na and atmospheric density, aerosols, and polar stratospheric clouds.
The atmospheric temperature from 30 to 55 km altitudes was derived from the measured relative atmospheric density profiles.
It measures Na density profiles at 589 nm and aerosols scattering at 1064 nm and 532 nm as well as the orthogonal polarization components of the backscattered signal at 532 nm.
conrad.ece.uiuc.edu /Research/SP   (122 words)

 Marines reach South Pole after 45 days | International News | News | Telegraph
A team of Royal Marines reached the South Pole yesterday, the first British servicemen to achieve the feat since Scott of the Antarctic's doomed expedition almost 100 years ago.
They were due to hold a 30-minute remembrance service today for all explorers who have lost their lives at the poles — including all five members of Scott's 1912 expedition — before embarking on their return journey.
Speaking from his tent 50 ft from the South Pole, Capt Sean Chapple, from Taunton, said: "We are at the bottom of the world, but we are also on top of it.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/28/wpole28.xml   (222 words)

 webcams - WebcamSearch.com - South Pole
From the South Pole the images are sent to The University of New South Wales.
Rate It From the South Pole the images are sent to UNSW where they are placed on this mirror site, making them accessible to people all over the world.
The image is set to automatically update every 10 minutes when satellite connectivity to the pole is available.
www.webcamsearch.com /links/South_Pole   (89 words)

 South Pole Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The dome has been displaced from the precise South Pole by the movement of the glacier on which it sits.
The South Pole is the southernmost point on the Earth, as defined in one of several ways.
US Admiral Richard Byrd on November 29, 1929 became the first person to fly over the South Pole.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/so/south_pole.html   (434 words)

 SOUTH   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dying inch by inch, Robert Falcon Scott and his team crawled back from the South Pole through the most hostile conditions on earth.
SOUTH is the four-month trek, the first ever South Pole round trip on foot.
Our dream is to finance SOUTH from individual donations, from people who see the spirit and not just the commercial value.
www.bensaunders.com /south   (345 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/South Pole
The fastest unsupported walking journey to the Geographic South Pole from the ocean is 47 days and was set in 1999 by explorers Tim Jarvis and Peter Treseder, who manhauled 200kg sleds containing food and cooking fuel.
It is located a few hundred meters from the Geographic South Pole (see above), which is marked only by a small sign and a stake.
The south pole of a magnet is attracted to the north poles of other magnets, hence the south pole of a freely suspended magnet (as in a compass) will point toward the Geomagnetic South Pole.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/South_Pole   (600 words)

 South Pole 'cyberterrorist' hack wasn't the first
On May 3rd, network administrators for U.S. Antarctic Program and the South Pole Station received an anonymous e-mail with the subject line "South Pole Station Servers HACKED." "This is a message from earth to earth, do you copy?," the e-mail began.
The most dramatic element of the South Pole story was absent from the FBI's first public release on the attack in July of last year.
But last month Attorney General John Ashcroft showed less reticence in describing the South Pole hacks as "a cyber-terrorist threat" in a 29-page Justice Department report meant to highlight, through dozens of examples, the importance of the controversial USA Patriot Act, which he claimed had aided agents tracking the alleged cyber terrorists' e-mail.
www.securityfocus.com /news/9356   (948 words)

 Sunrise at the South Pole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the South Pole the return of the sun means that Spring has arrived.
Because of this tilt, the Northern pole of the earth is inclined toward the sun between March and September.
The Southern pole of the planet is tilted toward the sun between September and March.
www.thursdaysclassroom.com /23sep99/article1.html   (1193 words)

 Technorati Tag: South Pole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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