Tuesday, November 11, 2008

scenes of Antartica

clipped from www.boston.com
The Calkin Glacier
aurora australis over the Dark Sector at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Nacreous clouds
These polar stratospheric clouds at 80,000 feet are the highest of all clouds. They only occur in the polar regions when the stratospheric temperature dips below 100 degrees below zero
Commonwealth Glacier
A balancing stone
An aurora over the Elevated Station at Amundsen-Scott South Pole
northern edge of the giant iceberg
person stands underneath a natural arch in a glacier
first glow of sunrise appears above McMurdo Station
a field of sastrugi - ridges of snow formed by wind erosion
cable portrudes from the ice wall at Explorer's Cover
an underwater camera. Connected to onshore equipment and linked by radio to the Internet,
photograph of an iceberg titled "Ice Tunnel"
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