Friday, 27 November 2009

Nose-vember: Cold noses

The concept of using drift ice as a means of scientific exploration of the Arctic, on so-called drift ice stations, originated in the Soviet Union in 1937, when the first such station in the world, North Pole-1, started operations.

Flickr user Razbalex has posted a big archive of photos from the third drift ice station North Pole-3 (in operation April 1954 to April 1955).

See all of the photos in Razbalex's Flickr set.


ainur said...

I can't believe this, what a treasure! Wonderful (and exactly the kind of material I'm collecting for a project...)!

Tinet said...

Ooh, I'm very curious about that project ... :3