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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

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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Jacques Richon – One of a Kind
It is with immense sadness that the International Polar Foundation learned of the death of friend and Expedition Medic, Jacques Richon, who fell victim to an avalanche in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland on Friday 19th March.

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 10:58:00 +0200

Returning Home Following a Season to be Proud of
The last 2020-2021 BELARE crew left Princess Elisabeth Antarctica on Tuesday 16 February after securing everything and putting the station into winter mode.  The station is now running on its own and will do so for the next eight months. It will continue to provide energy for the scientific equipment gathering data for various meteorological and geophysical projects running all year long.

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:24:00 +0100

Preparing to Close PEA for the Winter
As February progresses and the sun dips below the horizon for longer and longer periods of time each night, it’s a reminder that the 2020 - 2021 season is drawing to a close. Preparations are already underway to prepare the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for overwintering.

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 11:28:00 +0100

Preben Van Overmeiren Explains Aerosols and Cloud Formation in Antarctica
Preben Van Overmeiren, a PhD candidate from Ghent University working for the EnVOC research group, conducted field work collecting organic and inorganic atmospheric particles for the CHASE project, which seeks to learn more about atmospheric circulation in the Southern Hemisphere and how atmospheric particles and gas phase compounds are transported to Antarctica. He also did field work for the CLIMB project, which is investigating how such particles influence cloud formation and precipitation in Antarctica.

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 15:38:00 +0100

Annexes Get a Lift as Final Touches Put on New Garage
As the team has been putting the finishing touches on the station’s new annexes, this past week they also got a lift thanks to a new system they installed last season that can help keep the two annexes level.

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 12:24:00 +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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Climate Change Could Devastate Emperor Penguins, U.S. Officials Warn
The Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal on Tuesday to list the birds as a threatened species.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 01:16:30 +0000

The Maori Vision of Antarctica’s Future
Maori may have been first to reach Antarctica, in the seventh century. But the past matters less than what lies ahead, Indigenous scholars say.

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:37:55 +0000

Iceberg Splits From Antarctica, Becoming World’s Largest
The iceberg broke off from the edge of the Ronne Ice Shelf into the Weddell Sea last week, researchers said.

Sat, 22 May 2021 14:24:55 +0000

The Tale of a Chaotic and Failed Attempt to Explore Antarctica in 1897
Julian Sancton’s “Madhouse at the End of the Earth” details Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery’s effort to explore Antarctica, and all of the ways it went wrong.

Fri, 07 May 2021 12:53:19 +0000

Una billetera perdida en la Antártida regresa a su dueño 53 años después (con recuerdos incluidos)
Paul Grisham, hoy de 91 años, dejó su billetera en el gélido destino donde era meteorólogo hace medio siglo. Unos detectives aficionados la recuperaron.

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 21:54:05 +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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Plastic pollution and ocean acidification reduce Antarctic krill development

A krill swimming under waterPlastic pollution combined with ocean acidification hinders the development of Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean, research published today (4 August 2021) in Marine Frontiers reveals. Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) …

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Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:58:39 +0000

Climate change risk to emperor penguins

Emperor penguinsBritish Antarctic Survey scientists have contributed to a new study published today (3 August)  which provides valuable new data highlighting how emperor penguins extinction risk is increased due to rapid …

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Tue, 03 Aug 2021 14:10:48 +0000

BAS Shortlisted for British Construction Industry Awards (BCI)

New Rothera Wharf with Construction Team and BAS colleagues overlooking the RRS James Clark RossBritish Antarctic Survey and the partners delivering the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme are finalists for this year’s British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards in the ‘Partnership Initiative of the Year’ category. …

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Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:33:53 +0000

UK and Australian new polar research ships rendezvous on sea trials

Two large red research ships in the oceanThe UK and Australia’s two new polar research ships get together off the coast of Falmouth during sea trials.

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Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:53:44 +0000

Mystery of what causes Jupiter’s X-ray auroras is solved

A close up of a lightThe 40-year-old mystery of what causes Jupiter’s X-ray auroras has been solved. For the first time, scientists have seen the entire mechanism at work – and it could be a …

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Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:04:10 +0000