Week 50 at the Pole

Group in red parkas walking away from plane parked on the skiway.
Hrvoje Dujmovic, IceCube/NSF

Ahh, summer! Sunshine and warm lazy days. At the South Pole, though, you only get the sunshine (unless it’s cloudy), but not the warmth. Summer at the Pole also means more people coming to the station. Among the group arriving in the photo above are three members of the IceCube team. They received a special welcome out on the ice by current IceCube winterovers Marc and Hrvoje. Last week was busy with computer work at the IceCube Lab, a science lecture, and needed repairs to the station’s greenhouse. No photos yet, but perhaps we’ll get some greenhouse photos later on when there’s something “green” to photograph. The bottom image shows an old IceCube drill tower covered in windswept snow—ahh, summer.

Two winterovers outside in costume holding a cardboard welcome sign.
Hrvoje Dujmovic, IceCube/NSF
Drill tower covered in windswept snow under cloudy sky.
Marc Jacquart, IceCube/NSF