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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.

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Ready to Leave!
The final days of the 2021-22 season are upon us and they have been busy ones as we prepare to leave the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica on her own until the next team arrives in November.

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 10:53:00 +0100

Final Week of the Season at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
The 2021-2022 BELARE season seems to have passed very quickly! After the departure of the last teams of scientists on February 4th, the rest of the IPF team has been doing everything necessary to prepare the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for overwintering.

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 10:27:00 +0100

Entering the Home Stretch
After a fruitful season of scientific research, the last teams of scientists bid farewell to the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica on Friday, February 4th. All scientists have since returned to their home countries and are looking forward to studying the samples and data they collected during their time in Antarctica. Now that we’re down to only 12 people, the station is now a lot quieter than it was before.

Fri, 11 Feb 2022 10:56:00 +0100

RECTO Project Sets Stage for Future Biological Research along Princess Ragnhild Coast
The 2021-22 season witnessed a groundbreaking research project based out of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica that will pave the way for future marine biological research in the region.

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 09:33:00 +0100

How Does Data Collected at PEA Get to Where It Needs to Go?
At PEA a lot of scientific instruments are continuously collecting data for researchers working at different universities or research institutes in Europe and around the world. But have you ever wondered how these data find their way to the scientists who need it for the reserch projects?

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 03:07:00 +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.
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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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A Portrait of South Georgia: Abundance, Exploitation, Recovery
A series of ecological initiatives, including the eradication of several invasive species, has dramatically revived the life and landscape of this remote sub-Antarctic island.

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 20:30:12 +0000

Why Did the Larsen A and B Ice Shelves Fail? Scientists Say They Now Know.
The collapse of the two ice shelves was most likely triggered by vast plumes of warm air from the Pacific, researchers have found.

Fri, 15 Apr 2022 21:04:45 +0000

Donde aún abunda el hielo, también abundan estos pingüinos
El calentamiento relacionado con el cambio climático ha afectado a los pingüinos de Adelia en el extremo occidental de la península antártica. La historia es distinta en el otro lado.

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 17:40:40 +0000

Climate Change Is Hurting Penguins Unevenly in Antarctica
The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula has seen sharp declines in Adélie penguin populations in recent decades. Things look better on the eastern side. Take a tour.

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 06:00:16 +0000

The Discovery of Shackleton’s Wreck Is as Disquieting as It Is Amazing
The world today is smaller and less mysterious than when Endurance sank. At the same time, we know too much about the past to be nostalgic.

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 17:33:18 +0000
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!
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Report highlights impact of changes in Antarctica

A view of a mountainA new report published today (Tuesday 24 May) sends a strong message to countries responsible for Antarctic governance meeting this week in Berlin, that there’s a need for urgent action on minimising climate change impacts in Antarctica and their far-reaching global consequences.

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Tue, 24 May 2022 10:23:16 +0000

BAS mapping data included in global collection 

MapThe latest British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Antarctic Digital Database (ADD) data will be included in a world leading collection of geographic information. 

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Thu, 19 May 2022 15:30:03 +0000

Trinity House Cadets join polar ship

A large ship in a body of water with a mountain in the backgroundTrinity House Merchant Navy Cadets are joining Britain’s new polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough. Four  Cadets will be joining the vessel in the Falkland Islands this week for …

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Thu, 12 May 2022 16:38:04 +0000

BAS scientists support NASA rocket mission

A star in the skyDr Andrew Kavanagh of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Space Weather team has supported a new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) rocket experiment which aims to uncover unique features of our atmosphere that enable life on Earth.

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Mon, 09 May 2022 15:18:46 +0000

British Antarctic Survey Director honoured

A rocky mountain.The director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Professor Dame Jane Francis has been awarded the prestigious Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (IBG) Patron’s Medal for contributions to earth and environmental sciences.

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Wed, 04 May 2022 07:40:38 +0000