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VISIT THE SOUTH POLE LIVE!!!!

South Pole
This photo is of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station taken every 15 minutes (if a relay satellite is available for transmission) from the roof of the National Science Foundation's Atmospheric Research Observatory which houses NOAA/ESRL's Clean Air Facility. In order to preserve the life of the camera, it is tilted down onto the snow when the sun is in the field of view, which occurs for several weeks around sunset (March) and sunrise (September) when the sun marches in a circle above the horizon. From mid-April until mid-August the moon and the aurora australis provide the only natural lighting. Halley Research Station Antarctica -Antarcitca
Rothera Research Station Antarctica -Antarcitca
South Georgia Antarctica -Antarcitca. This webcam is situated in Larsen House at King Edward Point. The view is south east across Cumberland Bay East to the Greene Peninsula and the mountains beyond. Dartmouth Point is in the middle ground and Susa Point in the foreground.
RRS James Clark Ross Research Ship Webcam Antarctica -Antarcitca. The webcam on RRS James Clark Ross is situated on the Bridge. It generally looks forward, but if something of particular interest is going on, it may be moved to look aft or to either side. The Radio Officers onboard usually add a small blurb containing information about where the ship is what it is doing.
South Georgia Islands -Antarctica.This webcam is situated in Larsen House at King Edward Point. The view is south east across Cumberland Bay East to the Greene Peninsula and the mountains beyond. Dartmouth Point is in the middle ground and Susa Point in the foreground. The steps on the right lead into Larsen House. Tussac grass is growing immediately in front of the steps. From October to March elephant seals, penguins and fur seals will be on the beach in front of the web cam.
Antactica-From the german station down there. View from the westerly tower of the base to the Atka Bay
Southpole-the geographical one. Remember: they have nights down there, lasting 6 months!
These people told the "Realtime Camera Paradise":

Our live view of the South pole is generated by an axis net eye camera which is mounted in a temperature controlled dome which was designed and implemented by Andre Phillips, one of our Antarctic instrumentation gurus. (Info on the webcam installation and housing can be found here: http://bat.phys.unsw.edu.au/~aasto/webcam.html)
Our webcam site is hosted on a UNIX web server which communicates with the webcam every 10 minutes. I set up an automated 'cron' script which communicates with the web cam, grabs the pictures, and mirrors them on this site, making the images available to people all over the world.
The original idea of having a webcam at the south pole was thought of by the head of the astrophysics department here at UNSW - Professor John Storey It is a wonderful idea, that has attracted alot of interest from people from all corners of the world. Having a web cam at the south pole is not only aesthetically pleasing, as there are some beautiful sunsets there at times, it also enables us to see at a glance what is actually happening down there.
As it is now summer at the pole we have just sent down a group of people to Antarctica - Mick Edgar, John McMahon and Andre Phillips.
John McMahon, a Masters student within our department, is keeping a diary of his first antarctica adventure on the web:
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~JFM/home.htm There are also older Antarctica diaries at: http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~mgb/spd-mgb-1996.html
The building featured in our web cam images is the Automated Astrophysical Site-Testing Observatory (AASTO). The AASTO is a self-contained observatory that needs no human intervention to run for a year at ambient temperatures down to -80C. Its purpose in being at the Pole is to commission a suite of instruments and to establish a baseline set of measurements for comparison with sites on the high plateau.
Pictures of the opening of the AASTo building can be found here: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~mcba/aasto-pics2.html"

More information on the people involved can be found on our home page: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/astro
Thanks :)

Melinda Taylor



Casey Station -Antarctica, Autralian Antarctica Division
Mawson Station-Antarctica, Autralian Antarctica Division
Davis Station-Antarctica, Autralian Antarctica Division
Macquarie Island Cam--Antarctica, Autralian Antarctica Division
Atca Ba-Antarctica - the german guys
Antarctica ViewAmundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Marambio-Antarctica-from the argentinian crew
Ushuaia-Patagonia Argentina / Argentinien. Great and cold mountain view
Scott's Base-New Zealand. Antarctica view

VISIT THE NORTH POLE LIVE!!!!
Aurora cam-Alaska. From September it shows the aurora borealis. In summer months it's a daylight cam
The North Pole-2 views. Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Alaska Cams- a good directory of available Alaska live cams
Nuuk-Greenland. The capital
Qeqertarsuaq-Greenland
Tarsersuaq -Greenland

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