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Stations Update: May 10, 2017
Occasional updates on the events and operations at McMurdo, South Pole and Palmer stations.

Wed, 10 Mar 2017 15:13:22 GMT


Comics
Take a walk on the lighter side of life in the Antarctic with the latest wit and wisdom from USAP participants on the Ice.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:55:14 GMT


Vessels Update: Friday, November 9, 2012
The latest news aboard the USAP research vessels.

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:00:00 GMT


Cold Hard Facts
There's more to know about Antarctica than it being the coldest, windiest, highest and harshest continent on Earth.

Mon, 11 May 2009 10:00:00 GMT
Antarctica. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p1213

Antarctica is cold, colder than South Jersey, colder than Manhattan, colder than the Russian Front that did in Napoleon and Hitler. It is also dry as a desert and almost nothing grows there.

It is also the continent of miracles. Twice as big as Australia, 
the only continent where the international community has agreed to behave itself. Not carve it up, not mine it. How I wish this had been the policy in the continent of Africa.

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Brussels Court of Appeal Ruling in Favour of Alain Hubert and IPF Paves Way for Return to Antarctica
With the conflict over the management of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station in East Antarctica between the International Polar Foundation and the Belgian State has attracted much attention in the national press over the past few months, and has even received some attention in the international press.

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:24:00 +0100


A successful season for the GEOMAG project
With Earth’s magnetic poles in the Polar Regions, Antarctica is an interesting place to study the planet’s magnetic field. Stephan Bracke from the Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute’s Geophysical Center of Dourbes is involved in a project called GEOMAG, which has established a new geomagnetic observatory at the Princess Elisabeth station in Antarctica. Back from Antarctica, Stephan discusses the success of the season.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:17:00 +0100


Last day at station for BELARE 10 team
Today the BELARE 10 team closes the station for the winter and starts the journey back to Belgium. Over the past week, everyone has been busy finishing up their work for the season and making the final overwintering preparations.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:47:00 +0100


Ten days left before the end of the season
BELARE 10 leader Alain Hubert recounts finishing the technical facilities and garage ahead of schedule, and thanks the team who has made everything possible.

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:18:00 +0100


Jan Lenaerts reflects on 2014-15 season, looks ahead to next
InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship laureate Jan Lenaerts reflects on the time he spent in Antarctica on the King Baudouin Ice Shelf conducting research for the BENEMELT project and discusses plans for next season.

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:40:00 +0100
Ice melting in Antarctica. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2015 v9n1 p0401

Antarctic ice is melting bit by bit. So is Arctic ice. The snow on Mount Kilimanjaro is almost gone. Climate change is happening, and everywhere governments are scrambling to slow the damage to their countries caused by rising seas.

Around my town, but not in my town, South Jersey street lights are powered by solar panels. On the train to Manhattan I see solar panel farms. Stockton College has solar panels over parking lots. On an occasional roof, I see solar panels. The collective approach to accessing energy from renewable sources is popping up like crocuses in spring, but until South Jersey has a collective and personal approach, we will continue to dump greenhouse gases into the air so it can float up to the upper atmosphere and sit there.

Personally, I am growing my own food, I consume no animal products, I ride trains and walk whenever possible. A silly health problem has ended my ability to ride a bicycle, otherwise I would be riding everywhere possible, as does my adult son who lives with me. I would change my power source entirely to solar if it was not prohibitively expensive; I am relying on power agencies to switch to renewable energy to supply my house.

Builders need to be made accountable in South Jersey and everywhere, but in a sensible manner. I have read of governments requiring all buildings to be covered in solar panels or plants or both. When we lived in caves, we had plenty of plant growth around us, and the jungle takes back its land when buildings are neglected. I have seen trees growing out of buildings in New Jersey, and in Puerto Rico. Growing plants on buildings can only work if the builder, and the future inhabitant, really knows what they are doing. I managed to destroy part of my house by growing flowers and tomatoes on a balcony.

It is all about drainage, which is why we have rising seas in the first place. When ice melts, it has nowhere else to go. When we burn fossil fuels, or trash, or anything, we release carbon dioxide. And it has nowhere else to go other than up.

This map uses an orthographic projection, near-polar aspect. The South Pole is near the center, where longitudinal lines converge.
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Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and is on average the highest of all continents. Antarctica is a desert with annual precipitation of 8 inches along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89 °C (−129 °F).
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Questions for: ‘Looming Floods, Threatened Cities’
Why, and how, are scientists racing to collect data on Antarctica and its unstable ice shelves?

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:30:00 -0500


Freezing Temperatures, Glacial Winds, Volcanic Dust: All in a Day’s Work for Times Team in Antarctica
The story behind the story of the first virtual-reality stereo footage ever shot on the continent.

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:59:19 -0500


Looming Floods, Threatened Cities
Antarctica’s potential collapse could damage coastal cities across the globe.

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:08:05 -0500


Racing to Find Answers in the Ice
Scientists are sprinting to understand what is happening in West Antarctica as the planet warms around it.

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:08:00 -0500


Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea
Some scientists fear that West Antarctica’s immense ice sheet may have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:07:29 -0500
Stuck in pack ice in Antarctica. SJ Dodgson 2013 MJoTA v7n2 p1230

A Russian ship carrying 22 crew members and 53 scientists and tourists has been stuck in ice in Antarctica since Dec 24, 2013, Ice-breaker ships have tried to free it unsuccessfully, now, Dec 30, we are hearing that the passengers are to be helicoptered out to a Chinese ice-breaker, and the crew are staying with the ship. Meanwhile, those on board are posting videos, a lot of videos, and these all are cheerful and explaining that they are having a great time. Wow!
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New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves
New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Presenting this week at a European conference scientists …

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:10:05 +0000


New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor
The most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions is presented this week (Tuesday 25 April) at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) in Vienna.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:10:03 +0000


Penguin colony repeatedly decimated by volcanic eruptions
One of Antarctica's biggest gentoo penguin colonies was repeatedly decimated by eruptions of the Deception Island volcano in recent millennia.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:22:21 +0000


Captain Malcolm Phelps, 1928 – 2017
APRIL 2017.  It is with deep sadness that we report that Captain Malcolm Phelps, formerly of the RRS John Biscoe,  passed away on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a long …

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:12:32 +0000


FEATURED PAPER: Antarctic cloud physics
Observations were made of clouds over the Antarctic Peninsula during the summer of 2010 and 2011 using one the BAS Twin Otter aircraft fitted with a range of atmospheric instruments. …

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:01:12 +0000