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McMurdo Sound Resupply Time-Lapse - HD

Beautiful photography of Antarctic at its best.

Four Canon Eos cameras and a GoPro HD record the construction of a floating jetty after the removal of the old rotten-ice jetty. This is followed by unloading and loading the supplies for the research station.

180,000 still photos were merged to make the movie.

Note Mt Erebus in the background - an active volcano

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Added: Mar-22-2012 
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Tags: mcmurdo, ice, resupply, antartica, erebus
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  • very nice

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  • Not much of a tide to speak of...

    Very cool upload.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Amazing...... Beautifully done!!!

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  • cool video.

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  • Nice - but the text at the beginning is misleading.
    It states that the offload is in 2012 and that due to "an unusually warm winter the floating Ice Pier ... became unusable".

    Antarctica has just finished summer, not winter, and what you see here is what was typical up to the late 90s, after which there has been a permanent ice raft up till 2011.

    The recent exit of the ice is due to the break-up of a large ice-berg that was trapping the sea ice - it's got nothing to do with a 'warm w More..

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    • @Cadae

      I got the impression they meant that the ice didn't get as thick as usual over winter, so later in summer there wasn't enough ice thickness for bearing the truckloads.

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    • @DEADBEEF
      It says that an "unusually warm winter" caused the ice to melt - but that is not entirely true - it was mainly the iceburg that slowly broke up over a decade that was keeping the ice in place - nothing to do with a "warm winter".
      As well as the presence of the iceburg, wind direction and sea temperatures have more impact on the presence of sea ice at McMurdo than a 'warm winter'.

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