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Antarctic Map
EMC Byrd Snowmobile
  Station Map .jpg - This map shows pie slices where various countries concentrate their scientific research. USA’s McMurdo Station (the main staging point), and New Zealand’s Scott Station, are on the coast in the  6:00 o’clock position on this map, 900 miles from the South Pole. Byrd Station is inland, half way to the Pole, 700 miles from both McMurdo and the South Pole in the 8:00 o’clock position. Russian’s Vostok Station is 700 miles from the pole at the 3:30 o’clock position. Although countries have staked claims, the entire continent is an international territory by treaty. Should the large amount of natural resources locked under the ice ever become economically recoverable, those claims might lead to disputes of ownership.  
Elmer M. Cranton, M.D., LT, MC, USN,
South Pole geodesic survey marker
EMC geographic South Pole
Cranton Bay on Antarctic Map
Cranton Bay -  satellite photo

This map shows pie slices where various countries concentrate their scientific research. USA’s McMurdo Station (the main staging point), and New Zealand’s Scott Station, are on the coast in the 6:00 o’clock position on this map, 900 miles from the South Pole. Byrd Station is inland, half way to the Pole, 700 miles from both McMurdo and the South Pole in the 8:00 o’clock position. Russian’s Vostok Station is 700 miles from the pole at the 3:30 o’clock position. Although countries have staked claims, the entire continent is an international territory by treaty. Should the large amount of natural resources locked under the ice ever become economically recoverable, those claims might lead to disputes of ownership. Download
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OPERATON DEEPFREEZE, ANTARCTICA 1966-67