Safe Landings

Safe Landings

A storm packing 80-mile-per-hour winds slammed into McMurdo Station earlier this month, delaying the first flights to the U.S. Antarctic Program’s largest research base by four days. More than 200 people started arriving on Aug. 24 after waiting for a break in...
Safety Check

Safety Check

The sudden loss of power and heat at a British Antarctic research base this month during the austral winter is a potential nightmare scenario for anyone wintering over on the world’s coldest continent. How would U.S. facilities respond and cope with the...
Safe Landings

Safe Landings

A storm packing 80-mile-per-hour winds slammed into McMurdo Station earlier this month, delaying the first flights to the U.S. Antarctic Program’s largest research base by four days. More than 200 people started arriving on Aug. 24 after waiting for a break in...
Safety Check

Safety Check

The sudden loss of power and heat at a British Antarctic research base this month during the austral winter is a potential nightmare scenario for anyone wintering over on the world’s coldest continent. How would U.S. facilities respond and cope with the...
Roving Around

Roving Around

A team with the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling project deployed last year to continue an effort to understand the dynamics of the ice above a subglacial lake where researchers found life....
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