Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station The United States has supproted research at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station continuously since 1956. The current station, completed in 1975, is being redeveloped to meet the changing needs fo the U.S. science community. Today's research at the South Pole includes astronomy, astrophysics, and atmospheric monitoring—e.g., ozone depletion and greenhouse gas concentrations. To the left in the picture is the geodesic dome tht currently houses the main station buildings. On the right, a ski-equipped Hercules airplane waits on the South Pole skiway.

Photo by: Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation