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Station Updates: April 6, 2020
Occasional updates on the events and operations at McMurdo, South Pole, and Palmer stations.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:20:20 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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Older than artifacts: NSIDC’s data goes back centuries


Wed, 25 Jan 2023 17:22:20 +0000


White House guidance on Indigenous Knowledge recognizes ELOKA


Thu, 12 Jan 2023 15:53:04 +0000


User resources available from NSIDC 


Mon, 02 Jan 2023 19:15:34 +0000


What we can learn from a half century of sea ice data


Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:27:33 +0000


Community knowledge builds resilience to Arctic climate change impacts


Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:06:08 +0000
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Peak in East Antarctica Named after Veteran of Belgian Antarctic Expeditions
A peak in the Sør Rondane Mountains now bears the name of Professor Tony Van Autenboer, a geologist and leader of many Belgian geological research expeditions between 1958 and 1970.

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 10:23:00 +0100


International VIPs Impressed by PEA’s Sustainable Achievements
Over three days last week, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica welcomed a number of VIPs, including South African Minister for Environment, Barbara Creecy and her civil engineer colleague in charge of energy strategy, Mphikeleli Amos Ndlela.

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 10:19:00 +0100


BELARE Team Welcomes 2023 with a Full Plate
The new year signals the halfway point during the season. While the only scientists present at the station this season wind up their work before heading home next week, the BELARE team prepares for the arrival of another flight at Perseus Intercontinental Runway and the arrival of the supply ship at the Queen Maud Land coast.

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 10:05:00 +0100


Work Continues Following Christmas at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
After enjoying a pleasant and cheerful Christmas celebration, the PEA crew is already back at work!

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 09:45:00 +0100


Maintaining Scientific Equipment at PEA
Over the years, a plethora of scientific equipment has been set up at and in the vicinity of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for scientists to collect data on nearly any parameter you can imagine, including temperature, wind speed, atmospheric particles, cloud, temperature, ozone, albedo, seismic activity, Earth’s geomagnetic field, and many more.

Mon, 26 Dec 2022 09:35:00 +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.
Map, information from Wikipedia

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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22 Things That Happened for the First Time in 2022
A series of surprising and serious events and trends that were unprecedented until now.

Tue, 06 Dec 2022 16:00:16 +0000


Rogue Wave Strikes Cruise Ship, Killing One and Injuring 4 Others
The passengers were hurt after a large, unpredictable wave hit the ship, which was traveling toward the Antarctic, Viking Cruises said.

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 20:10:03 +0000


25 Travel Experiences That Should Be on Your Bucket List
A pair of internationally minded writers, a chef, an architect and a landscape photographer made a list of the most extraordinary adventures a person should seek out. Here are the results.

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:54:56 +0000


Emperor Penguins Are Protected Under the Endangered Species Act
Under the new listing, federal agencies are required to reduce threats to emperor penguins, which are vulnerable to warming temperatures and melting sea ice caused by climate change.

Wed, 26 Oct 2022 14:45:39 +0000


4 Women Will Staff U.K. Base in Antarctica
They emerged from an applicant pool of thousands to run the world’s most southerly post office, monitor penguins and manage the wild landscape on Goudier Island.

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 20:02:31 +0000
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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Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica calves giant iceberg 

A view of a snow covered mountainANTARCTICA – 23 January 2023. A huge iceberg (1550 km²), almost the size of Greater London, has broken off the 150m thick Brunt Ice Shelf. It calved after cracks that …

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Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:39:32 +0000


New emperor penguin colony discovered

Emperor penguinsScientists have discovered a new emperor penguin colony in Antarctica using satellite mapping technology. This new colony makes a total of 66 known emperor penguin colonies around the coastline of …

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Fri, 20 Jan 2023 06:00:51 +0000


Vulnerable seabirds tracking reveals foraging patterns

A bird sitting on top of a dirt field.A project studying the at-sea distributions of white-chinned petrels from South Georgia is now running for a second season – and early data suggest there are important differences in foraging …

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Thu, 19 Jan 2023 11:00:01 +0000


‘Walrus detectives’ sought for conservation science

A herd of walruses on an ice floeThis week (17 January) British Antarctic Survey and WWF are inviting the public to become ‘walrus detectives’ and get involved in the Walrus from Space project to help with vital …

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Mon, 16 Jan 2023 09:59:20 +0000


BAS staff awarded the Polar Medal

Polar MedalCongratulations to BAS staff who have been awarded a Polar Medal in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List for their scientific work or their technical support for science, in order …

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Fri, 13 Jan 2023 10:31:16 +0000