An appreciation of Paul A. Siple



A major inspiration for writing this long overdue appreciation of Paul A. Siple was a wind chill temperature in Washington D.C. of −39°F.

Other inspirations have come over the years from colleagues who either know about Paul Siple or Siple Station but not both. In 19571 had the unique fortune to spend a year with Paul Siple as a scientific member of the first wintering-over party at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station at 90°S. He was the leader of the station during the first winter of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) 1956–1957.