Stories by Roger Dennis

Satellite helps bring bank ATMs to frozen frontier

Cynics may propose that there are three key signs of a civilized society - television, fast food and money machines. By this gauge, Antarctica is two-thirds there, thanks to the installation of two automatic teller machines.

A rough, tough sensor

The weather data publicly accessible on the Web is only a portion of the meteorological data collected by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Not linked to the Web are the dozen automated weather stations (AWS) located hundreds of miles away from the bases.

Tiny Technology keeps McMurdo upbeat

Better morale is generally not one of the justifications for adopting new technology. But at McMurdo Base, the use of digital recording is helping to keep those at the ice smiling to the beat. The collection of vinyl records used by the radio station at McMurdo -- called "Ice 104" -- is being transferred onto minidisc over the coming winter months to preserve it from destruction due to normal wear and tear.

Weather data hits the Web

The use of real-time data transmission from Antarctica has led to an interesting Web spin-off. The same data used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather prediction and climate change research is also published in real time on the Web

Weather data hits the Web

The use of real-time data transmission from Antarctica has led to an interesting Web spin-off. The same data used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather prediction and climate change research is also published in real time on the Web

Tiny Technology keeps McMurdo upbeat

Better morale is generally not one of the justifications for adopting new technology. But at McMurdo Base, the use of digital recording is helping to keep those at the ice smiling to the beat. The collection of vinyl records used by the radio station at McMurdo - called "Ice 104" - is being transferred onto minidisc over the coming winter months to preserve it from destruction due to normal wear and tear.

A rough, tough sensor

The weather data publicly accessible on the Web is only a portion of the meteorological data collected by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Not linked to the Web are the dozen automated weather stations (AWS) located hundreds of miles away from the bases.

Satellite helps bring bank ATMs to frozen frontier

Cynics may propose that there are three key signs of a civilized society - television, fast food and money machines. By this gauge, Antarctica is two-thirds there, thanks to the installation of two automatic teller machines.

Doing IS at the bottom of the world

Doing information technology stints in Antarctica can be the most daunting - and the most fulfilling - experience of a career. But according to those who have done technology stints in Antarctica - and those who have hired them - it takes a very special set of skills to succeed.

Doing IS at the bottom of the world

Doing information technology stints in Antarctica can be the most daunting - and the most fulfilling - experience of a career. But according to those who have done technology stints in Antarctica - and those who have hired them - it takes a very special set of skills to succeed.

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