National Geographic : 1930 Aug
0H.A.E. SPRING IN THE ANTARCTIC IS NOT A SEASON OF WILD FLOWERS ANDBIRD SONGS The life-giving season is simply a time of more sunshine and less ice and snow in the South Polar region. Ice inthe Bay ofWhales ishere shown breaking up under the sun's rays in the spring of 1929. While from the air it looks not unlike a litter of paper, this ice was about fourteen feet thick. During the fourteen months which the Byrd Expedition spent at the Antarctic base, only two days recorded anairtemperature over 32°Fahrenheit.