For a comprehensive look at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, visit the National Science Foundation's South Pole Station Special Report page.Image Availability Live webcam images from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station are based on two conditions: communications availability and the Antarctic seasons. Satellite coverage of South Pole Station is available for roughly 9 hours each day, during which time live images are sent to the web site.When available light and ambient temperatures become too low for the cameras to produce usable images on the web page, alternative content is inserted in their place.Live images are available from approximately mid-November through early March.A second camera is mounted on the corner of the station showing a view of the radio telescopes in the area known as the Dark Sector, so named for its restrictions on light and radio interference that might affect the sensitive instruments installed there.The BICEP3 and South Pole Telescope (SPT) installation can be seen on the right and the Martin A.Due to the extreme cold and darkness during the Antarctic austral winter, both cameras may experience downtime or even be disabled to protect the hardware.For information about current research conducted at the South Pole, see the NSF South Pole Research Projects page.
The Amundsen-Scott Station webcam focuses on the USAP station building, dedicated in 2008, and allows USAP participants, scientists, and the general public to view activity, weather, and geography near and around the South Pole.Student Health Insurance Options Information and resources about student health insurance plans.Marian University does not provide a “student health insurance” plan nor do we endorse any medical plans.Another large astrophysical project at the pole is Ice Cube—a one-cubic-kilometer international high-energy neutrino detector built in the clear ice, 1.25-2.5 kilometers below the South Pole Station.NSF - Office of Polar Programs NSF - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station NSF - South Pole Station Special Report NSF in the Antarctic Significant U. Science Discoveries from Antarctica NSF Awards Database U. Antarctic Program Science Summaries The Antarctic Sun, Science Section Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, dedicated in January 2008, begins austral summer operations in October of each year.
NOTE: Camera images are often obscured due to harsh and unpredictable weather conditions.