Photos from the Antarctic expedition of the 15-member TAMSEIS team, led by Penn State researchers Sridhar Anandakrishnan and Andy Nyblade, and Doug Wiens of Washington University in St. Louis. For more information see www.rps.psu.edu/antarctica/index.html
Mt. Discovery (elev. 8,794 feet), part of the rift system that separates east from west.
Ice caves on Erebus Tongue glacier.
Cape Roberts, along the west coast of the Ross Sea.
Boarding the Nodwell, bound for snow school.
Mt. Erebus, an active volcano, tops out at 12,000 feet.
Aerial view of Antarctica
Researchers construct shelter at TAMCAMP, the Trans-Antarctic Mountains Camp, base camp for TAMSEIS expedition.
A C-141 Starlifter on the ice.
Inside the Jamesway it's (relatively) cozy.
Atop the Darwin Glacier, Antarctica
Mountains in the distance, Antarctica
Helicopter in flight over Antarctica
Helicopter, sitting on a frigid glacier
Cape Evans, Antarctica -- the last shelter Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his men knew before setting out on their ill-fated, 1911 race to discover the South Pole.
Biscuit tins in the kitchen in shelter of Cape Evans, Antarctica.
Map of South Pole, identifying location of McMurdo Station, TAM Station, Craton Stations, and Costal Array.