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US government Antarctic Sun news feed

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Station Updates: April 6, 2020
Occasional updates on the events and operations at McMurdo, South Pole, and Palmer stations.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:20:20 GMT

Take a walk on the lighter side of life in the Antarctic with the latest wit and wisdom from USAP participants on the Ice.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:55:14 GMT

Vessels Update: Friday, November 9, 2012
The latest news aboard the USAP research vessels.

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Cold Hard Facts
There's more to know about Antarctica than it being the coldest, windiest, highest and harshest continent on Earth.

Mon, 11 May 2009 10:00:00 GMT
Antarctica. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p1213

Antarctica is cold, colder than South Jersey, colder than Manhattan, colder than the Russian Front that did in Napoleon and Hitler. It is also dry as a desert and almost nothing grows there.

It is also the continent of miracles. Twice as big as Australia, 
the only continent where the international community has agreed to behave itself. Not carve it up, not mine it. How I wish this had been the policy in the continent of Africa.

News feed from National Snow & Ice Data Center

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Arctic sea ice at maximum extent for 2020

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 19:21:52 +0000

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Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:16:15 +0000

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Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:50:52 +0000

Arctic sea ice at minimum extent for 2019

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:33:23 +0000

NSIDC Director Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:35:07 +0000


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News feed from Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

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Success! PEA’s New Garage Finished Before End of BELARE Season
Before the closure of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica (PEA) Station for overwintering, it was crucial for the BELARE team to complete the construction of the station’s new garage, located in the station’s north annex.

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:04:00 +0100

BELARE Team Heads to Coast to Pick Up Sea Cargo
Every year the members of the BELARE team working at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica (PEA) Station must undertake several traverses to assist with the unloading of materials and supplies arriving by ship and bring them back to the station, which is located more than 200 kilometres inland from the coast.

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:08:00 +0100

IPF Organises Skype Classes from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for Students in Europe
The International Polar Foundation’s outreach activities towards young students through educational Skype classes have always been welcomed with enthusiasm since they were started more than 10 years ago, soon after the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica was built.  

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:04:00 +0100

New Teams of Scientists Get to Work in Second Half of Season
The scientific teams scheduled to conduct research during the second half of the 2019-2020 season arrived at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica on Msday January 13th, and were welcomed to a station in full swing. After following the usually necessary first aid and safety training required of all newcomers to the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, researchers from the BioFe, BELAM, and MICROBIAN projects got to work on their respective research objectives for the season.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:52:00 +0100

Wireless Relay Installation Creates Cost-Effective Communication Link
A long range wireless link has been established connecting the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station to the new Perseus Intercontinental Airstrip - and it runs on renewable solar power!

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:01:00 +0100
Ice melting in Antarctica. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2015 v9n1 p0401

Antarctic ice is melting bit by bit. So is Arctic ice. The snow on Mount Kilimanjaro is almost gone. Climate change is happening, and everywhere governments are scrambling to slow the damage to their countries caused by rising seas.

Around my town, but not in my town, South Jersey street lights are powered by solar panels. On the train to Manhattan I see solar panel farms. Stockton College has solar panels over parking lots. On an occasional roof, I see solar panels. The collective approach to accessing energy from renewable sources is popping up like crocuses in spring, but until South Jersey has a collective and personal approach, we will continue to dump greenhouse gases into the air so it can float up to the upper atmosphere and sit there.

Personally, I am growing my own food, I consume no animal products, I ride trains and walk whenever possible. A silly health problem has ended my ability to ride a bicycle, otherwise I would be riding everywhere possible, as does my adult son who lives with me. I would change my power source entirely to solar if it was not prohibitively expensive; I am relying on power agencies to switch to renewable energy to supply my house.

Builders need to be made accountable in South Jersey and everywhere, but in a sensible manner. I have read of governments requiring all buildings to be covered in solar panels or plants or both. When we lived in caves, we had plenty of plant growth around us, and the jungle takes back its land when buildings are neglected. I have seen trees growing out of buildings in New Jersey, and in Puerto Rico. Growing plants on buildings can only work if the builder, and the future inhabitant, really knows what they are doing. I managed to destroy part of my house by growing flowers and tomatoes on a balcony.

It is all about drainage, which is why we have rising seas in the first place. When ice melts, it has nowhere else to go. When we burn fossil fuels, or trash, or anything, we release carbon dioxide. And it has nowhere else to go other than up.

This map uses an orthographic projection, near-polar aspect. The South Pole is near the center, where longitudinal lines converge.
Map, information from Wikipedia

Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and is on average the highest of all continents. Antarctica is a desert with annual precipitation of 8 inches along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89 °C (−129 °F).
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Even the South Pole Is Warming, and Quickly, Scientists Say
Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:12:31 GMT

The Iciest Waters Around Antarctica Are Less Icy
An unusual combination of events caused the Weddell Sea to lose more sea ice than in recent years.

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:53:24 GMT

How to Be Alone
I was struggling with quarantine — until I found the polar explorers.

Thu, 21 May 2020 18:58:01 GMT

Self-Isolated at the End of the World
Alone in the long Antarctic night, Adm. Richard E. Byrd endured the ultimate in social distancing.

Tue, 05 May 2020 07:00:12 GMT

Antarctica vs. Science
For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.

Sat, 02 May 2020 09:00:19 GMT
Stuck in pack ice in Antarctica. SJ Dodgson 2013 MJoTA v7n2 p1230

A Russian ship carrying 22 crew members and 53 scientists and tourists has been stuck in ice in Antarctica since Dec 24, 2013, Ice-breaker ships have tried to free it unsuccessfully, now, Dec 30, we are hearing that the passengers are to be helicoptered out to a Chinese ice-breaker, and the crew are staying with the ship. Meanwhile, those on board are posting videos, a lot of videos, and these all are cheerful and explaining that they are having a great time. Wow!
British Antarctic Survey

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Record warming at the South Pole
The South Pole has warmed at over three times the global rate since 1989, according to a paper published in Nature Climate Change today (29 June 2020). This warming period was …

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:28:47 +0000

Space weather monitoring receives funding boost
Space weather research at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) receives a funding boost of around £2M today (Saturday 27 June) from the SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) programme. …

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 05:00:22 +0000

New briefing paper on Arctic change
BAS researchers have contributed to a new briefing paper about the Arctic published this week (25 June 2020). Working with a team at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, …

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:26:56 +0000

Celebrating Midwinter’s Day in Antarctica
British Antarctic Survey are this Sunday (21 June) celebrating Midwinter’s Day in Antarctica. In a tradition which began more than one hundred years ago with Captain Scott, the event marks …

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 08:56:04 +0000

Antarctic sea ice loss explained in new study
Scientists have discovered that summer sea ice in the Weddell Sea area of Antarctica has decreased by one million square kilometres – an area twice the size of Spain – …

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 09:59:17 +0000