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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


Comics
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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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.
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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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Este vuelo no va a ninguna parte… y está agotado
Hay quienes extrañan tanto la experiencia de volar que compran billetes de avión para vuelos que aterrizan en el mismo lugar de donde salieron apenas unas horas antes.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:08:45 GMT


The Flight Goes Nowhere. And It’s Sold Out.
People who miss flying are rushing to buy tickets for flights that land in the same place they depart from.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:15 GMT


No se puede escapar de los piojos, ni siquiera a casi 2000 metros bajo la superficie del océano
Una especie de insectos vive en el cuerpo de los elefantes marinos mientras pasan meses en el mar, soportando los cambios de presión de las profundas y largas inmersiones de esos mamíferos.

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:23 GMT


250 Million Years Ago, They Hibernated at the Bottom of the World
In the tusks of creatures that lived before dinosaurs, paleontologists found signs of hibernation-like metabolism.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:57:06 GMT


You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean
A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:00:20 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!
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Climate scientists uncover 30-year-old temperature record

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recognized a temperature of -69.6°C (-93.3°F) at an automatic weather station in Greenland on 22 December 1991 as the coldest ever recorded in the …

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:11:21 +0000


Antarctic krill take refuge from climate change

New research shows that Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), a key link in the Southern Ocean food web, have refuges from the rapid climatic warming and ice loss that has degraded …

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:49:19 +0000


Automated Halley monitors the ozone hole over Antarctica

This World Ozone Day, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) celebrates new technology which enables continuous monitoring of the ozone hole over Antarctica. Readings from the Dobson Ozone Spectrophotometer at Halley Research …

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Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:44:12 +0000


Deep channels link ocean to Antarctic glacier

Newly discovered deep seabed channels beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica may be the pathway for warm ocean water to melt the underside of the ice.  Data from two research …

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Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:40 +0000


Synchronous timing of past abrupt climate changes

Stalagtites and stalagmites in a caveNew research has revealed that climate changes associated with past episodes of abrupt warming in Greenland occurred synchronously across a region extending from the Arctic to the Southern Hemisphere subtropics. …

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Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:30:00 +0000