It is not easy to travel to the South Pole, nor is it easy
to work there due to the extreme cold and high altitudes.
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This travelogue provides a quick snapshot on how we get to
the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole, how
we work in that environment, and how we construct AMANDA-II.
Walking tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
QuickTime graphic of the AMANDA drill site.
The quicktime graphic shows the site of an AMANDA deployment. It
shows the tower holding the the drilling hoses and electrical cables. A hole
of approximately 2 km in depth is drilled. MAPO, the building which houses
the electronics of AMANDA, serves as mission control for the AMANDA project.
In the background, you can see the Amundsen-Scott Research base (the dome),
a C-130 Hercules cargo transport plane, and several telescopes built by the
Center for Astrophysical Reseach in Antarctica (CARA)