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People working in the snow.
Date Taken:
March 6, 2008
Photograph By:
Chris Kannen, NSF
License Type:
Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

US Antarctic Program communications personnel check the battery pack near the summit of 1882. These batteries power the repeater that provides the Lake Bonney field camp with internet and phone service communications. These workers are flown to remote sites via helicopter from McMurdo Station, to check communications equipment. The solar panel suppliments the batteries. The U.S. Antarctic Program hires hundreds of workers to provide support such as this for the scientists conducting research.

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