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Antarctica, Beyond Any Imagination

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In this video (got it from the Bad Astronomy blog) a rather clear example of what “Condition 1” is in Antarctica.

It gives the idea of the awfulness of the place, more than the standard definition (“wind speed > 55knots, or visibility less than 30 yards, or wind-chill temperature of -100F”).

Apparently it is forbidden to go anywhere out, under “Condition 1”. It is even forbidden to go rescue anybody.

I guess the penguins just get on with it.

Written by omnologos

2008/Sep/27 at 21:04:33

Posted in Environment, Science

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  1. There’s something to be said for global warming!!! I don’t know what it is though.

    the plumber's mate

    2008/Oct/03 at 19:13:44


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