The South Pole

"Great God, this is an awful place" -- Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Jan 17, 1911

South Polar Landscape, 1975
Photos Copyright © 1975-2008 Robert Hamilton. All Rights Reserved

These photos were made at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the 1970s. At the time, I was a member of a University of California, Davis research team studying the energy balance at the polar surface and skylight polarization. We installed and supported the first general purpose computers under the geodesic dome there in 1975.

The Polar Night

At this writing, the dome is almost covered with snow and abandoned. A new, larger, and more capable station stands nearby. See Bill Spindler's pages below for more details about that.

--Rob Hamilton

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