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a Navy scientist documenting the weather under the protection of a dome in Antarctica
August 22, 2020

Weather Dome

A plastic dome shields a Navy weatherman from the unforgiving Antarctic climate. In the September 1957 issue, National Geographic documented a scientific expedition staffed by citizens of a dozen countries.
Photograph by David Boyer, Nat Geo Image Collection

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