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The FIRST NAVY Infrared Camera System

Caption: The FIRST Navy thermal imager is installed in Polarstern's crow's nest at a height of about 28 m above water on a highly stabilized platform (white basis). The sensor head (green) rotates at 5 revolutions per second. In the crow's nest the wind often blows at gale force strength due to the ship's superstructure while the temperature plummets to minus 30 C, presenting highest demands to the system.

Credit: Photo: Lars Kindermann, Alfred Wegener Institute

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