Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Who is there now?

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Station began austral winter operations this year on February 14, 2009 with a station population of 43 people. Of this group, 36 are employees of Raytheon Polar Services Company, 5 are providing technical support for fifteen ongoing research and meteorological observation projects, and 2 are supporting the IceCube neutrino detector. The station will be in winter operating mode until late October 2009 when the summer research season begins and the population of the station will increase to 250+ over the space of a few weeks.

The winter operations in 2010, my posting, is expected to be between 45 and 50 people.  At least this means everyone gets their own individual room in the main station building!  


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