Capped Off

Capped Off

A new topographical map of the bedrock below Antarctica’s biggest ice sheet has revealed some of the largest fjords on Earth. The findings should provide important insights into the history of ice in Antarctica, as well as improve computer models of how the ice...
Capped Off

Capped Off

A new topographical map of the bedrock below Antarctica’s biggest ice sheet has revealed some of the largest fjords on Earth. The findings should provide important insights into the history of ice in Antarctica, as well as improve computer models of how the ice...
Midwinter 2011

Midwinter 2011

Antarctica’s most revered holiday was celebrated around the continent today. June 21, 2011 (local time), marks the winter solstice, the shortest ‘day’ of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. Midwinter is a cause for celebration among the wintering...
Midwinter 2011

Midwinter 2011

Antarctica’s most revered holiday was celebrated around the continent today. June 21, 2011 (local time), marks the winter solstice, the shortest ‘day’ of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. Midwinter is a cause for celebration among the wintering...
Cold Cargo

Cold Cargo

It’s the classic story of trying to build a better mousetrap. In this case, the invention has nothing to do with catching rodents but capturing data on the thousands of items of cargo shipped by the U.S. Antarctic Program to the ice-covered continent each year....
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