Scanning the Horizon

Scanning the Horizon

Are the McMurdo Dry Valleys melting? It may seem like a strange question to ask about one of Antarctica’s few relatively ice-free places. However, ice buried just below the dark sediment surface is rapidly disintegrating....
Scanning the Horizon

Scanning the Horizon

Are the McMurdo Dry Valleys melting? It may seem like a strange question to ask about one of Antarctica’s few relatively ice-free places. However, ice buried just below the dark sediment surface is rapidly disintegrating....
Big Load

Big Load

The cargo vessel chartered to resupply two of the National Science Foundation’s research stations in Antarctica seems up to the task based on name alone. The MV OCEAN GIANT arrived at McMurdo Station on Jan. 26, with nearly seven million pounds of supplies....
Big Load

Big Load

The cargo vessel chartered to resupply two of the National Science Foundation’s research stations in Antarctica seems up to the task based on name alone. The MV OCEAN GIANT arrived at McMurdo Station on Jan. 26, with nearly seven million pounds of supplies....
In the Zone

In the Zone

Two years ago, a team of scientists, engineers and technicians broke into a subglacial lake nearly a kilometer underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Now the group has for the first time drilled through an ice shelf near where the ice is attached to the seafloor, a...
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