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VII. Scientific Equipment

Note: The following abbreviations are used in the table headers below:

  1. MCM - McMurdo
  2. PAL - Palmer
  3. LMG - R/V LAURENCE M. GOULD
  4. NBP - R/V NATHANIEL B. PALMER
  5. AGO - AUTOMATED GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY

Astrophysics & Aeronomy

  MCM1 SPole PAL2 LMG3 NBP4 AGO5
Analyzer, Logic Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Antenna, VLF Loop Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available Available
Camera, All-Sky Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available
Camera, Video, Towed Benthic, SCUDIVA Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Centrifuge, Refrigerated 12K RPM Micro Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Chart Recorder, Three Channel Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Chromatography, High Performance Liquid System (HPLC) Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available
Cryogen, Transfer Equipment Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Cryogen Transfer Lines Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Data Control Unit (DCU) Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Dewar, Liquid Helium Available Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Dewar, Liquid Helium Storage Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Dewar, Liquid Nitrogen Storage Available Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Dewar, Liquid Nitrogen Storage, 4ea., 16 l Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Filtration Apparatus, Membrane Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Dewar, Liquid Nitrogen Storage, 160 liter Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Heating Unit, Air Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Hi-Vacuum System Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Ice Maker Available Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available
Incubator, Percival Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Interferometer Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Ionosonde, Digital Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Laboratory, Portable (Radiation) Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Leak Detection and Vacuum Pump Equipment Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Lidar Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Line Connector, 1.2 KVA Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Liquid Nitrogen Plant Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Magnetometer Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available
Magnetometer, Three Component Air Core Induction Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Magnetometer, Three Axis Fluxgate Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Neutron Monitor, Super Multisection Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Nitrogen Liquifier Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Oscilloscope Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Oxygen-Analyzing System Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Photometer, Auroral Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Pipette Puller Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Power Conditioner Not Available Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Pump, Turbomolecular Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Radiotelescope, Microwave Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Receiving System, VLF Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Available
Riometers, 30 & 50 MHz Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Scintillator Array, 16-element Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Sky Monitor, Mid Infrared Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Sky Monitor, Near Infrared Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Signal Generator Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Spectral Analyzer Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Spectrometer, X-ray (high altitude, long-   duration) Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Spectrometer, Infrared Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Spectroradiometer, Ultraviolet Available Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Tape Transport, Dual Density Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Tape Drive, Giga Tape 5 Mb Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescope, 12" (Optical) Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescope, Gamma Ray Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescope, Microwave Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescope, Mid-Infrared Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescope, NCAR Infrared Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescope, Optical Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescope, Submillimeter Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Telescopes, Astronomical  Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Thermal Electric Generator (TEG) Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available
Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Transport, Liquid Helium (leased) Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Transport, Liquid Nitrogen Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Water Chiller Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available

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