Thanks to our very own South Pole Gazette We came across this interesting (if a little geeky) article about what Henry Malmgren, the IT manager at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole has to put up with. It seems that because of the dry atmosphere, static electricity can be a problem especially when trying to manage the flow of data from the South Pole.
This particularly interested us as we will be looking to take advantage of as much technology as possible, as some of Henry Adams' articles have suggested (see Electronica for example). This means that in our own way, whilst we'll be in a tent rather than in a polar research station, we will have to take all sorts of precautions so that we can stay in touch with the outside world.
You can read about Henry Malmgen's experience at the South Pole by clciking on the following link: The Big Chill: Ch-Ch-Chatting with the IT Manager at the South Pole.
Posted by Tim Fright on January 10, 2008 11:47 AM