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MacOps operator Alyssa Hartson handles radio traffic while McMurdo Station communications supervisor Shelly Campbell and operator Sage Asher discuss work schedules. MacOps, MacOps
Features / Operations
Thursday December 18, 2014

McMurdo Communications Operations, better known as MacOps, is the nerve center for radio traffic between the research station and field parties as close as the nearby sea ice and as far as field camps hundreds of miles away.
Mountaineers Ned Corkran and John Loomis examine a crack near an iceberg that is frozen in the sea ice close to Cape Evans, Ross Island. Get Cracking
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Thursday November 20, 2014

Between the few brief months when the sea ice in McMurdo Sound finally solidifies and then starts to fall apart again, scientists and support personnel move back and forth across its ice-covered surface. It's up to local mountaineers to monitor the sea ice for safety.

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