Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Antarctica: A First-Time Perspective
Duncan Marriott and Curt Szuberla
Geophysical Institute

The Geophysical Institute has long enjoyed a reputation for its success in doing science in cold-weather environments. As part of that continued success the Infrasound Group has been operating and maintaining an array of microphones since February 2001 at Windless Bight on the Ross Ice Shelf, about 30 km distant from McMurdo Station. Each year the array is serviced by a team of four UAF/GI staff and faculty, with the help of McMurdo's support staff and some other contract personnel. The sensors must be dug out from a year's accumulated snow cover and calibrated on the ice. Among other tasks, a non-trivially large power supply must be serviced and moved. In this presentation two first-time participants in that service mission will share their impressions, both in words and photographs.

Friday, 27 April 2007
Globe Room, Elvey Building
3:45 PM