Midwinter Day 2013

Midwinter Day 2013

Spending a winter in Antarctica is often compared to a marathon: slow and steady wins the race back to summer and sunlight. Scientists and support personnel at the U.S. Antarctic Program’s three research stations crossed the midwinter hump on June 21, 2013, also...
Wild Swings

Wild Swings

Winter at the South Pole always has its ups and downs, but the weather at the bottom of the world has been taking some wild swings this year. During the first week of June, the station set several daily records for both high and low temperatures, as well as one...
Midwinter Day 2013

Midwinter Day 2013

Spending a winter in Antarctica is often compared to a marathon: slow and steady wins the race back to summer and sunlight. Scientists and support personnel at the U.S. Antarctic Program’s three research stations crossed the midwinter hump on June 21, 2013, also...
Wild Swings

Wild Swings

Winter at the South Pole always has its ups and downs, but the weather at the bottom of the world has been taking some wild swings this year. During the first week of June, the station set several daily records for both high and low temperatures, as well as one...
Latest Update

Latest Update

West Antarctica remains the most climatically dynamic region of Antarctica, which continues to be largely shielded from the effects of global warming thanks to the persistence of the ozone hole. But that’s likely to change before the end of the century,...
Latest Update

Latest Update

West Antarctica remains the most climatically dynamic region of Antarctica, which continues to be largely shielded from the effects of global warming thanks to the persistence of the ozone hole. But that’s likely to change before the end of the century,...
Faithful Reproduction

Faithful Reproduction

The National Ice Core Laboratory reopened for business once again in May to prepare about 280 meters of ice drilled from a lonely, snowy region of West Antarctica for analysis by U.S. scientists studying past climate change....
Faithful Reproduction

Faithful Reproduction

The National Ice Core Laboratory reopened for business once again in May to prepare about 280 meters of ice drilled from a lonely, snowy region of West Antarctica for analysis by U.S. scientists studying past climate change....
Water Works

Water Works

Paul Jones spent 36 years in the same high school classroom. The year before his retirement he took a field assignment on the Ice with the Teachers Experiencing Antarctica program. Fast forward about 15 years and Jones, 72, is back at McMurdo Station but as a water...
Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

A satellite image released this month by NASA shows the disintegrating Wilkins Ice Shelf is still shedding icebergs five years after news broke that a major collapse was first under way. The most recent break-up is likely not due to climate change, according to a...