Lantern slide of a scientific party aboard the ship Discovery using a theodolite to measure the inflow of air at high elevations over the Polar regions in Antarctica. They are observing a hydrogen-gas weather balloon.

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Description of Content

Three of the Discovery's Scientific party standing around a Weather Balloon filled with hydrogen gas. The men are measuring the upper atmospheric wind flow. One man is standing behind a theodolite on a tripod. Ritchie Simmers, the Meteorologist was in charge of this operation. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 1.

Physical Description

Standard format lantern slide, consisting of two glass sheets each 3.25 x 3.25 ins (83 x 83mm), one pane bearing a positive transparent image and the other pane protecting the image. Sealed with paper binding strips around the four edges of the lantern slide and internally framed with a black cut-out window mask.

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