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Title: Interview of Benjamin Remington by Brian Shoemaker
Creators: Remington, Benjamin
Contributors: Shoemaker, Brian
Issue Date: 2006-11-14
Publisher: Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program
Series/Report no.: Polar Oral History Program
Abstract: Benjamin Remington was a meteorologist on Operation Deepfreeze II (January through December 1957) and also during IGY (International Geophysical Year) 1958-1959. Remington was one of the first civilians in Little America V. There were 18 to 20 civilians in the group including a Russian observer, Vladimir Rostogoyev and Jose Alvarez from the Argentine Navy. The Remington group left mid-December from Little America over to McMurdo and then to Christchurch. From Christchurch Remington flew directly to North Carolina. There were four meteorological researchers in total, including Remington: Fred Mayeda, Clarence McKenny, Julian Posey. At that time, only 17 people wintered over, including Remington at South Pole: 7 Navy including MD., and 8 civilians and 2 dogs. It was mentioned that the number of winter-overs has increased over time and numbers approximately 40 to 50 members now. As a meteorologist, Remington explained several weather conditions that can be seen only in polar regions. He also mentioned that the US Board of Geographic Names named a mountain for him in Victoria Land, Antarctica called Mt. Remington. Major Topics The Ronne Antarctic Expedition, 1946 (originally, the American Antarctic Research Expedition) Operation Deepfreeze II (January through December 1957) USS Curtis, sea plane tender USS Glacier Weather Central group Seabees: a group of Navy that support scientists on the Antarctic and Arctic areas Aurora VX-6 Kiel Field Use of weather balloons using self-generated hydrogen gas International Geophysical Year
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/24182
Other Identifiers: Record Group Number: 56.56
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