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Living In The South Pole

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    Living In The South Pole Extreme Documentary (Antarctica)
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    Published on Sep 3, 2016
    The best antarctica documentary.
    reupload.
     
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    Antarctica: Ready for winter. Antarctic winter is coming: research crews prepare Russia’s stations
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    Published on Sep 20, 2013
    Antarctica is key to understanding our world because it is so deeply interconnected with the Earth’s climate and oceans. Geological sampling on this frozen continent provides insight into climate changes over the past million years, allowing scientists to study global warming in a historical context.

    Russia has been at the forefront of Antarctic exploration for almost two centuries. Since the First Russian Antarctic Expedition in 1820, led by F. F. Bellingshausen and M.P. Lazarev, its scientists have made significant contributions to the investigation and especially the mapping of Antarctica. From that time on, extensive research has been carried out, first by several Soviet and then Russian institutions, and the country now maintains five permanent southern polar stations.

    The trouble is that, despite advances in modern transport, the only reliable means of reaching the world’s southernmost continent is by sea. The diesel-electric scientific research vessel, “Academic Fyodorov” was almost made for the job and this time, Russia’s polar research fleet flagship is on a mission to visit two year-round Antarctic stations, “Progress” and “Novolazarevskaya”.

    “Fyodorov”, the only scientific ship able to reach Antarctica without an ice-breaker convoy, has been through thick and thin over the years and so has its crew! The most established member is 86-year-old, Arnold Budretsky, a polar exploration pioneer. There was nothing but ice and stone before he and his fellow explorers first landed on that frozen desert. Arnold himself has taken charge of opening 10 Antarctic stations, and has an impressive reserve of knowledge and experience to pass on to the next generation of explorers.

    Antarctica is notorious for its unpredictable weather and harsh climate and at sea, the explorers have only themselves to rely on, there are no other vessels for hundreds of miles and nothing but icebergs for company. Just getting to Antarctica takes 6 months, a challenge on its own.

    There is much for newcomers to learn before settling in as a real part of this small crew: managing food storage for example, and a curious way to keep eggs fresh! People from all walks of life are eager to embark on this voyage to experience the difficulties that research station life entails, which include 24-hour shifts.

    The hardship makes Antarctica the ultimate survival test. For many though, the severe but beautiful environment becomes almost addictive, so much so that for many, it feels like home.

    The diesel-electric ice ship Akademik Fyodorov travels to Antarctica, where two of Russia's research stations will receive enough supplies to last them until next summer as winter quickly approaches.
     
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    SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA Expedition: Under the Antarctica Full Documentary HD
    James Dove



    Published on Apr 23, 2016
     
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    I used to dream about living in the Arctic Circle or Antarctic as a child, read all I could including adventure stories about Alaska etc. Living outside in the Army and trying to survive taught me a valuable lesson. I once may of dreamed of living in Alaska, now the jungle looks good to me. I'd rather be melting than be a Popsicle.
     
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    My Dorm at McMurdo Station Antarctica
    Marcus Covey



    Published on Jul 8, 2015
    Took a while to get this video up but it is finally here! This is an inside look to where I stayed for three months while I was working in Antarctica at McMurdo Station. Look at what our living quarters were like for Dorm 201 as well as a quick peek at the office where I worked. Like, Comment, and Subscribe!
     
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    Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station Antarctica Tour
    Jeffrey Donenfeld



    Published on Mar 3, 2013
    New! Be sure to check out my full tour of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Field Camp - a remote Antarctic camp! http://youtu.be/eSUXMPqNLbg

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    More from South Pole, Antarctica at http://JeffreyDonenfeld.com/Antarctica

    After living and working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during the summer 2012-2013 season, I've had the chance to see most parts of the station. Here's a brief narrated tour of both the elevated station as well as the buried service structures. Shot on the Sony RX100.

    There's a lot to talk about on any tour of the South Pole Station, but I tried to keep this video brief enough to be consumable in a reasonable amount of time. It's shot in 1080P, so feel free to freeze-frame to check out details. Reach out to my on my blog at http://JeffreyDonenfeld.com/Contact if you have any specific questions, or want to say hi.

    Cheers!

    -Jeffrey
     
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    Thank god for white people, with out you guys there would be a lot of things that we wouldn't know about.
     
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    Flying from Christchurch to the South Pole Station, Antarctica
    Jeffrey Donenfeld



    Published on Oct 26, 2013
    More on Antarctica at http://JeffreyDonenfeld.com/Antarctica

    Flying with the United States Antarctic Program and Operation Deep Freeze from Christchurch, New Zealand to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Shot by Jeffrey Donenfeld November 2012 and February 2013

    Here's a quick blog post with pics of the flight from South Pole to McMurdo - http://jeffreydonenfeld.com/blog/2013...
     
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    I thought Antartica was infested with aliens. I don't see no stinkin aliens, do you?
     
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    Antarctic: "Portrait of Antarctica" 1961 US Navy; McMurdo Sound, Penguins, Icebreakers...
    Jeff Quitney



    Published on Nov 2, 2016
    Arctic & Antarctic playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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    "SUPPORT OPERATIONS, SCIENTIFIC SURVEYS; ACTIVITIES OF THE TRAVERSE AND WINTERING-OVER PARTIES."

    US Navy film MN-8942

    Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video & sound.

    Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1 mile (1.6 km) in thickness.

    Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 inches) along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89 °C (−129 °F). There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Only cold-adapted organisms survive there, including many types of algae, animals (for example mites, nematodes, penguins, seals and tardigrades), bacteria, fungi, plants, and protista. Vegetation where it occurs is tundra.

    ...the first confirmed sighting of the continent is commonly accepted to have occurred in 1820 by the Russian expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on Vostok and Mirny. The continent, however, remained largely neglected for the rest of the 19th century because of its hostile environment, lack of resources, and isolation...

    During the Nimrod Expedition led by Ernest Shackleton in 1907, parties led by Edgeworth David became the first to climb Mount Erebus and to reach the South Magnetic Pole... An expedition led by Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen from the ship Fram became the first to reach the geographic South Pole on 14 December 1911, using a route from the Bay of Whales and up the Axel Heiberg Glacier. One month later, the doomed Scott Expedition reached the pole...

    Antarctica has no permanent residents, but a number of governments maintain permanent manned research stations throughout the continent. The number of people conducting and supporting scientific research and other work on the continent and its nearby islands varies from about 1,000 in winter to about 5,000 in the summer...

    Few terrestrial vertebrates live in Antarctica. Invertebrate life includes microscopic mites like the Alaskozetes antarcticus, lice, nematodes, tardigrades, rotifers, krill and springtails. The flightless midge Belgica antarctica, up to 6 millimetres (0.2 in) in size, is the largest purely terrestrial animal in Antarctica. The Snow Petrel is one of only three birds that breed exclusively in Antarctica.

    A variety of marine animals exist and rely, directly or indirectly, on the phytoplankton. Antarctic sea life includes penguins, blue whales, orcas, colossal squids and fur seals. The Emperor penguin is the only penguin that breeds during the winter in Antarctica, while the Adélie Penguin breeds farther south than any other penguin. The Rockhopper penguin has distinctive feathers around the eyes, giving the appearance of elaborate eyelashes. King penguins, Chinstrap penguins, and Gentoo Penguins also breed in the Antarctic.

    The Antarctic fur seal was very heavily hunted in the 18th and 19th centuries for its pelt by sealers from the United States and the United Kingdom. The Weddell Seal, a "true seal", is named after Sir James Weddell, commander of British sealing expeditions in the Weddell Sea. Antarctic krill, which congregates in large schools, is the keystone species of the ecosystem of the Southern Ocean, and is an important food organism for whales, seals, leopard seals, fur seals, squid, icefish, penguins, albatrosses and many other birds.

    A census of sea life... has disclosed some remarkable findings. More than 235 marine organisms live in both polar regions, having bridged the gap of 12,000 km (7,456 mi). Large animals such as some cetaceans and birds make the round trip annually...
     
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    Christmas in Antarctica Slideshow
    Laura Clarkson



    Published on Jan 1, 2015
    Robert's Antarctica Adventure - Christmas 2014
     
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    Davis Station, Antarctica - Christmas Decorations - December 2013
    Stuart Shaw



    Published on Dec 7, 2013
     
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    U.S. NAVY SEABEES IN THE ANTARCTIC BASE CONSTRUCTION 1957-58 50024
    PeriscopeFilm



    Published on Jan 7, 2017
    The United States Navy brings the viewer “Seabees In The Antarctic: Base Construction,” a circa 1959 color film detailing the construction of scientific research stations by Task Force 43 as part of Operation Deep Freeze. The station was part of the US Navy's contribution to the IGY (International Geophysical Year) in 1957. We learn, starting at mark 00:43, how the Navy’s Construction Battalion Center in Rhode Island established a special mobile construction battalion to construct and maintain such scientific outposts. Crews underwent specialized conditioning, shown at mark 01:30, to prepare them for the brutal temperatures in Antarctica and to enable them to construct a naval base at Little America on the coast of the Ross Sea as well as a naval air facility at McMurdo Sound. By mark 04:00 the film shows tons of supplies coming ashore as tractors smoothed the snow ahead of the job. As the film continues, sailors are shown laying foundations and erecting structures in the frigid air. By mark 10:50, the film shows crews preparing the area for what would become heavy air operations at McMurdo Sound including construction of heavy duty 250,000 gallon storage tanks to be used for fuel, which was pumped from a tanker anchored off shore. By mark 12:30, the Seabees roll was completed as both sites became operational. The construction crews would remain in the area, we are told, to construct other facilities including Ellsworth Station, Pole Station, Wilkes Station, Byrd Station, and Cape Hallett, all of which would be used to support various scientific operations of the IGY project. The USS Wyandot (AKA-92), an attack cargo ship, is shown unloading supplies at Ellsworth Station on the Weddell Sea at mark 13:33 during the operation, with scenes from other stations filling the remainder of the film.

    A Seabee is a member of the United States Naval Construction Forces (NCF). The word "Seabee" is actually a heterograph of the first initials of the words "Construction Battalion" i.e. CB = Seabee. The Seabees legacy comes from the constructing of hundreds of miles of airstrips and roadways, the dredging of harbors and building of piers, while building anything and everything it took to accomplish the mission in whatever theater they were assigned going back to 1942.

    In 1955, Seabees began deploying yearly to the continent of Antarctica. As participants in Operation Deep Freeze, their mission was to build and expand scientific bases located on the frozen continent. The first "wintering over" party included 200 Seabees who distinguished themselves by constructing a 6,000-foot (1,800 m) ice runway on McMurdo Sound. Despite a blizzard that once destroyed the entire project, the airstrip was completed in time for the advance party of Deep Freeze II to become the first to arrive at the South Pole by plane.

    Over the following years and under adverse conditions, Seabees added to their list of accomplishments such things as snow-compacted roads, underground storage, laboratories, and living areas. One of the most notable achievements took place in 1962, when the Navy's builders constructed Antarctica's first nuclear power plant, at McMurdo Station. Another, in 1975, was the construction of the Buckminster Fuller Geodesic dome at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with a diameter of 164' x 52' high.

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