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McMurdo Station

Fuelie John Bryan transfers fuel to a fuel tank at Phoenix Airfield. Winter's End
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Thursday September 12, 2019

Much of July was relatively quiet here at McMurdo Station. After the winter flight from New Zealand arrived on July 4th and the town celebrated Independence Day on the 5th, it settled into a familiar routine. Normal "housekeeping" operations continued at their usual pace, and various work centers continued their preparations for "Winfly," the coming shoulder season before the busy summer.

South Pole Station

Michael McClure is the water quality specialist at the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station Snow Juice
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Monday July 15, 2019

Most people have never heard of "Snow Juice." That's because it's a term coined by Michael McClure to describe water. He's the South Pole's water-quality specialist and unofficially, its chief comedian. The Snow Juice tastes fresh here, so I asked him to give me some background on our setup.

Palmer Station

Just after sunset, the muted gray clouds against the dark skies make for a foreboding sight over the station June Flew By
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Monday July 15, 2019

One thing that's great about Palmer Station is that there isn't really a daily routine. Sure, there are some days spent working on servers all day and troubleshooting computer problems, but there are other days where that may only take up one or two hours. On days when storms roll through and dump a lot of snow on us, folks might spend most of the day outside clearing boardwalks and plowing snow down the drive.

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