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Blind in Antarctica
Audrey M Yau (GS)
Dept. of Geosciences
This photograph was taken in the middle of a rough snowstorm in a field near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. With low visibility and strong winds whipping words out of earshot, a colored flag is the only guide on the Antarctic ice. Red and green indicates "okay to pass"; black indicates a crevasse. Out here, life depends on simple, critical designs.