Open Water

Open Water

The break-up of the sea ice in McMurdo Sound to an extent not seen in 12 years has welcomed in a plethora of wildlife to the area. There is one unwelcome development to the deterioration of the ice: The snow road from Ross Island to Pegasus airfield on the ice shelf...
Open Water

Open Water

The break-up of the sea ice in McMurdo Sound to an extent not seen in 12 years has welcomed in a plethora of wildlife to the area. There is one unwelcome development to the deterioration of the ice: The snow road from Ross Island to Pegasus airfield on the ice shelf...
Blast to the Past

Blast to the Past

And then there was one. Last year, the U.S. Antarctic Program disassembled the iconic Dome Station after it had far outlived its shelf life. This austral summer, the original station, built in little more than a month by a handful of U.S. Navy Seabees for the...
Cracking Up

Cracking Up

The sea ice in McMurdo Sound has broken up to an extent not seen since 1998. The ice this year has broken out so far into McMurdo Sound that McMurdo Station fuel tanks to Pegasus airfield for safety reasons....
NSF FY2012 Budget

NSF FY2012 Budget

The National Science Foundation presented President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2012 budget request of $7.767 billion last week, an increase of nearly $900 million, or 13 percent, over last year. NSF’s Office of Polar Program would receive $477.41 million...
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