White Day

Most days here have been fairly blue-sky, or at most partly cloudy. We ran into a stretch of “whiter” weather, with higher winds and lower visibility. The funny thing is, this kind of weather tends to also come with warmer temperatures! So it may be a little warmer in the photos below, but with the higher wind it actually feels colder.

Walking to the telescope on a slightly warmer but much windier and “whiter” day. The South Pole only gets a few inches of real snowfall a year; the rest of what appears to be accumulation is really just blowing snow, which causes huge drifts near the buildings.