Rapid Retreat

Rapid Retreat

A robotic submarine, making a rare foray underneath an ice shelf, found an important clue as to why one of West Antarctica’s key glaciers is draining more ice toward the sea in recent years....
Rapid Retreat

Rapid Retreat

A robotic submarine, making a rare foray underneath an ice shelf, found an important clue as to why one of West Antarctica’s key glaciers is draining more ice toward the sea in recent years....
R.I.P.: Charles R. Stearns

R.I.P.: Charles R. Stearns

Charles R. Stearns, the father of the U.S. Antarctic Program’s Automatic Weather Station system and a pioneer in polar meteorology, died on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. He was 85....
Powerful Reminder

Powerful Reminder

Historic interest in the world’s coldest continent often focuses on the great polar explorers of the past. Earlier this year, a nearly forgotten footnote in Antarctic history got a permanent page in the record books with the dedication of a bronze plaque...
Powerful Reminder

Powerful Reminder

Historic interest in the world’s coldest continent often focuses on the great polar explorers of the past. Earlier this year, a nearly forgotten footnote in Antarctic history got a permanent page in the record books with the dedication of a bronze plaque...
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