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Australian Antarctic Magazine — Issue 13: 2007

About the cover

Ice crystals growing on a window of the Wilkes Hilton hut at old Wilkes station, near Casey. The photo was taken in mid-winter when the sun was at its lowest in the sky. The yellow glow is from the rising sun reflected in the window. Photograph taken by Chris Wilson.


Science and policy

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Working in Antarctica

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In brief

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