Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Office

IceCube Lab, or ICL for short.

Trying out some ECW gear. 
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

My time capsule

The box of goodies that I'm sending to myself for June.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Met Balloon

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Our Thanksgiving feast

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Felipe and Heather Baking

Felipe on cookie duty.

Heather is our winterover baker. SHe ahs been baking up some amazing stuff this summer. Can't wait for what she has in store for winter.

Pecan Pie.
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Pie Preparations for Thanksgivingr, who runs

Mary working the rolling pin. Mary works in waste and makes sure we are all diligent with our trash sorting. Since it is quite expensive to fly anything in and out of South Pole, we need to be as efficient as possible on anything we consume.

Weeks and Shelly making PAI! Weeks is our winterover site manager. He's basically the mayor of South Pole when the last plane departs. Shelly heads the Research Assistants.

Kel, who's one of our two NOAA winterovers pours some pumpkin pies with Shelly.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Band Room

There's probably about 20 guitars, basses and banjos in here.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Shuttle van on steroids

Its got 4x4 and its got tank tracks. IceCube doesn't mess around when it comes to shuttle vans.
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Computers and DOMs

Each one of these cables are connected to 4 Digital Optical Modules in the ice. There are 60 of these DOMs connected to this computer and there are 86 of these computers in our cluster. Basically out of this computer is a string 2 kms long with 60 DOMs spaced out a kilometer and buried under the ice. Through these 86 computers on the surface we control the DOMs deep in the ice as well as collect the raw neutrino hits data that we are looking for.

New Zealand rules, no boots in the station

Antarctic Fashion

The Summer Collection.
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Couple of folks sliding while waiting around for the Herc.
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It wouldn't be Antarctica without funny signs

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Shoot some hoops

We have a retty awesome gym and workout room on station. Winterover goal: dunk a basketball.
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Great Sun Dog photo from Felipe

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The Penguins on 90 degrees South

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