KC4AAA Amundsen Scott South Pole Station2014-08-07 22:24:54
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Amundsen Scott South Pole Station
Amundsen Scott South Pole Station is not a tourist avenue. It is a located at the southernmost end of the Earth, at Geographic South Pole. Amundsen Scott South Pole is a scientific research station, present in Antarctica’s highest plateau. The US government had built it initially in the month of November 1956. Originally, it was a section of IGY or International Geophysical Year. Prior to the foundation of Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, there was no human inhabitation or presence in South Pole. Whatever research centers were present, had their locations either near or on the seacoast.
The land of day
Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, as the name suggests, is present at the South Pole. Here in South Pole, the sun is up continuously for 6 months straight and down for another 6 months. So, the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station has to experience 6-month long day and another 6-month long night. During the 1st 6 months, the sun rises that on the equinox of September and then sets on equinox of March.
During the 6 months of continuous night, the region experiences an extreme bout of cold weather. The temperature is below 100 degree Fahrenheit. There is nothing but darkness, with blizzards and forceful winds. The atmosphere is dark and dry. It is during this time, when making astronomical observations from the station becomes easy and effective.
People occupying the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station include researchers and scientists. Their number varies as per the season. The summer operational season has at least 200 occupants and during the winters, there are only 50 or less occupants at the station.
Construction of the original station, which is known as, the Old Pole was done between 1956 and 1957, but 18 US navy members. Part of the station was constructed underground because of the harsh weather conditions. This was done as a mode of protection for the occupants from severe weather. The station experienced complete abandonment in 1975. It was buried deep, with only the roof visible.
Amundsen Scott South Pole Station includes Martin A Pomerantz Observatory, designed for astrophysics, Atmospheric Research Observatory and computer systems for the purpose communication and research. The station is renowned for collecting a continuous and longest set of meteorological data that from the vast interior of the Antarctic and its ice plateau.
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