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How Living at the South Pole Works



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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
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Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther.
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Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
References, [1] https://www.coolantarctica.com/Bases/modern_antarctic_bases3.php
[2] https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=125161
[3] https://www.usap.gov/technology/documents/SPSAT%2020201114.pdf?rnd=1340834247
[4] https://www.usap.gov/technology/1972/
[5] https://www.waste360.com/recycling/sanitation-bottom-world
[6] https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/first-us-spring-flight-to-antarctica-aims-to-keep-out-virus/2020/09/13/538edef0-f625-11ea-85f7-5941188a98cd_story.html
[7] https://beta.nsf.gov/science-matters/life-ice-during-pandemic-keeping-science-antarctica-going-and-continent-covid-19
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by RoboKast 2 months ago

I have a weird interest in the logistics of people living in absurdly remote locations, so thanks for fueling this weird hobby of mine.

by Jonas D Atlas 2 months ago

My grandpa was part of the team that was there in the 1950s originally. I had some of the clothes he wore restored recently - they are so warm that even in winter here, I still sweat in them.

by FriendlyBaron 1 month ago

These South Pole scientists are so isolated and live in such harsh conditions, they deserve the same respect as astronauts on the ISS

by Joshua Salem 2 months ago

Technically, Antarctica is the smartest continent

by Yoav Hofstein 2 months ago

Crazy how during this whole pandemic the people in antarctica have been chilling in darkness

by A 2 months ago

"Should we get rid of the snow?"

"Nah, just lift up the house."

by benjbk 1 month ago

โ€œThe South Pole was not made for humansโ€

Probably more accurate to say that humans were not made for the South Pole.

by thawhiteazn 2 months ago

What I really like about Wendover is there's no clickbait: the title's just a summary of the video topic and then he goes on and explains that topic in an understandable, engaging, detailed way. He lets the video do the talking, not the title

by Adam Dickinson 2 months ago

Extreme isolation, near permanent darkness, completely frozen.

Sounds like a nice place

by Tekuani Aakab 2 months ago

Really cool that we basically have a small town in the middle of the most inhospitable continent on Earth

by Beyond 2 months ago

As a former Antarctican, this is remarkably accurate. Thank you for being one of the best Youtube content creators.

by William Wadas 2 months ago

Who knew the long night at the South Pole is 6 months longer than the Long Night in GoT...

by Marc Shanahan 2 months ago

Polar scientist here, was there in Jan./Feb. Really enjoyed the video! First of yours that I've seen, but you hit on some of the small details of the day-to-day that I haven't ever heard any other doc mention.

COVID completely disrupted our planned instrument deployment this year. We were only able to get the 2021 winter-over down, no summer-only personnel at all. The first flight in - "station open" - was just this past Saturday (Sunday there - they use NZST), and he was on it, after leaving the US all the way back at the beginning of October. Quarantines in San Francisco, Christchurch, and McMurdo, and then the inevitable weather preventing the planes from flying from McMurdo->Pole (but that happens every year).

by jermizzey 2 months ago

As someone who personally has two friends who did a winter at McMurdo station, I can confirm they did it just for fun and not that they were scientists

by philip elash 2 months ago

I love how a video about living in Antarctica still references the aerodynamics of plane wing. โœˆ๏ธ โค๏ธ

by Paul DiBenedetto 2 months ago

Antarctica is like another planet
-Hard to get in/out
-In some periods getting out is totaly impossible
-nobody really know who owns that land
-wierd day light cycle
-Extreme cold and other conditions
-Have to be self sufficient
-Slow internet and communication

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Wendover in 2030: The logistics of transportation on Mars.

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Check the description, he accidentally linked instead of /WENDOVER. Always forgetting what channel he's on.

by Gabriel RC 2 months ago

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by EMartinez 2 months ago

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