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Looking Out From Within
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Looking Out From Within

July 19, 2010
The view from inside looking out of a Quincy shelter, a man-made snow cave constructed by participants during Snowcraft Training in Antarctica. The two-day course teaches cold weather survival skills and is mandatory for all U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) participants who will be traveling to field camps.

The National Science Foundation runs USAP. In addition to maintaining three U.S. research stations on the continent, USAP supports research projects in an array of scientific disciplines, including for example, aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems. Outreach, such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program, and education programs are also supported. For more information about USAP, visit the program's Web site. (Date of Image: Oct. 14, 2005)


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