Paul Siple

Paul Siple in 1932

American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928–1930 and 1933–1935, representing the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout.

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Operation Highjump

United States Navy operation to establish the Antarctic research base Little America IV.

USS Sennet (SS-408) (right), a Balao-class submarine, participating in Operation Highjump
Sikorsky R-4 helicopter landing on icebreaker USCGC Northwind during Operation Highjump

Paul Allman Siple, Ph.D. was the senior U.S. War Department representative on the expedition.

Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station

United States scientific research station at the South Pole of the Earth.

Geographic South Pole
The communication office at the South Pole
The main entrance to the former geodesic dome ramped down from the surface level. The base of the dome was originally at the surface level of the ice cap, but the base had been slowly buried by snow and ice.
An aerial view of the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station taken in about 1983. The central dome is shown along with the arches, with various storage buildings, and other auxiliary buildings such as garages and hangars.
The dome in January 2009, as seen from the new elevated station.
Ceremonial South Pole (the dome in the background was dismantled in 2009–2010).
January 2010: The last section of the old dome, before it was removed the next day.
An aerial view of the Amundsen–Scott Station in January 2005. The older domed station is visible on the right-hand side of this photo.
The Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station during the 2007–2008 summer season.
A photo of the station at night. The new station can be seen in the far left, the electric power plant is in the center, and the old vehicle mechanic's garage in the lower right. The green light in the sky is part of the aurora australis.

The first wintering-over party consisted of eight IGY scientists led by Paul Siple and eight Navy support men led by LTJG John Tuck.

Wind chill

Lowering of body temperature due to the passing-flow of lower-temperature air.

A chart of wind chill values for given air temperatures and wind speeds
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Comparison of old and new wind chill values at {{convert|-15|°C|°F}}|alt=Graph comparing "old" and "new" wind chill values by wind speed at 15°C air temperature
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The first wind chill formulas and tables were developed by Paul Allman Siple and Charles F. Passel working in the Antarctic before the Second World War, and were made available by the National Weather Service by the 1970s.

Clark University

Private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The use of many of these buildings has changed since this postcard was printed around the middle of the 20th century.
Group photo 1909 in front of Clark University. Front row: Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall, Carl Jung; back row: Abraham A. Brill, Ernest Jones, Sándor Ferenczi.
Alumni and Student Engagement Center
Bullock Hall

Alumni of the school include Paul Siple, an Antarctic explorer and inventor of the wind chill factor who attended the school on the recommendation of Admiral Richard E. Byrd.

Richard E. Byrd

American naval officer and explorer.

Byrd in 1928
Ancestral Coat of Arms of the Byrd family
Richard Byrd in flight jacket, 1920s
The Fokker F.VII of Byrd and Bennett in flight
The Fokker FVIIa/3M – Josephine Ford, on display at The Henry Ford Museum
Lt. Com. Byrd and aircraft
Remains of Fokker aircraft in the Rockefeller Mountains, Antarctica, in 1993
Byrd's expedition
Rear Admiral Byrd (circa 1955)
Flag used by Byrd in his Second Antarctic Expedition.
Cover of Byrd's autobiography
Admiral Byrd during Operation Deep Freeze I (Dec. 1955)
Grave of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd
Bust of Richard E. Byrd by Felix de Weldon at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Byrd Memorial on Mount Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand
50th Anniversary flag of Byrd's historic flag over the South Pole.
Letter from RADM Richard E. Byrd to Captain Irving R. Chambers, Commanding Officer, USS Concord, commemorating the loss of 24 men during Byrd's special mission to reconnoiter South Sea islands during September–December 1943.

To increase the interest of youth in arctic exploration, a 19-year-old American Boy Scout, Paul Allman Siple, was chosen to accompany the expedition.

Charles F. Passel

Paul Siple in 1932

Charles F. Passel (April 9, 1915 – December 27, 2002) was a polar scientist responsible along with Paul Siple for the development of the wind chill factor parameter.

Siple Station

Research station in Antarctica , established in 1973 by Stanford's STAR Lab, to perform experiments that actively probed the magnetosphere using very low frequency (VLF) waves.

Siple Station was named after Paul Siple, who, as a Boy Scout, was a member of two Byrd expeditions and other Antarctic explorations.

Montpelier, Ohio

Village in Williams County, Ohio, United States.

Paul Allman Siple, Antarctic explorer, who, with Charles F. Passel, developed the first formula and table for measuring wind chill, a term which Siple coined.

Siple Island

110 km long snow-covered island lying east of Wrigley Gulf along the Getz Ice Shelf off Bakutis Coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.

Getz Ice Shelf

Island and mountain were named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1967 in honour of the American Antarctic explorer Paul A. Siple (1909–1968), member of Admiral Byrd's expeditions.

Siple Coast

Middle portion of the relatively ill-defined coast along the east side of the Ross Ice Shelf, between the north end of Gould Coast (-83.5°N, -153°W) and the south end of Shirase Coast (-80.16667°N, -151°W).

Ross Ice Shelf situated between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land

The area was originally called Kirton Coast, but was renamed by NZ-APC in 1961 after Paul A. Siple, a noted American scientist-explorer who accompanied R. Admiral Richard E. Byrd on all of his Antarctic expeditions.