Martin A. Pomerantz

Martin A. Pomerantz

Martin A. Pomerantz, regarded by many as the father of South Pole astronomy, died Oct. 25, 2008, at his home in northern California, after a long bout with cancer. He was 91 years old....
Biological Pulse

Biological Pulse

Outside of penguins and seals that congregate on the continent’s coastal fringes, Antarctica appears to be a lifeless cube of ice, where only humans have the temerity to venture and survive for brief periods of time. But John Priscu sees the ice sheets as home...
Biological Pulse

Biological Pulse

Outside of penguins and seals that congregate on the continent’s coastal fringes, Antarctica appears to be a lifeless cube of ice, where only humans have the temerity to venture and survive for brief periods of time. But John Priscu sees the ice sheets as home...
Connecting the Pieces

Connecting the Pieces

It’s been about 20 years since the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs initiated a program to recover an ice core from Greenland. Now the U.S. Antarctic Program is in the midst of its most ambitious ice-coring project to date, one that...
Connecting the Pieces

Connecting the Pieces

It’s been about 20 years since the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs initiated a program to recover an ice core from Greenland. Now the U.S. Antarctic Program is in the midst of its most ambitious ice-coring project to date, one that...
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