Snow Drift and a Shovel
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This is a snowdrift just west of Building 159 (FM/AGE/Comms Warehouse). The entire road along the shore was drifted over with snow, but perhaps due to some effect of currents going around Building 159, there is a stark dividing line here, where on one side the snow piled up at least 5 feet at points, and on the other side of which virtually no snow stuck. This photo was taken in the afternoon when the weather had improved - in the morning, while following the bondstrand in poor weather, I was fortunate to see this just in time to avoid falling in. The shovel (a short shovel about 3 feet long) is to give perspective.
Photo; © Alan Light - This Picture is in the public domain
Tags: Ross Island, Antarctica, day after Condition 1 storm, day after 14 inches of snow, snowdrift, high snow, shovel,