1957 - Charcot

During one year, with two companions, I live in the remoteness of a small base practically cut off from the rest of the world, set up within the antarctic continent at an altitude of 2400 m and a temperature which can drop below -60°C. It is the outpost of the French participation to the International Geophysic Year. There I discover the icecap and skim over its misteries by measuring its radiative balance and by sampling the stratums of summer and winter snow.

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