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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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Staff spotlight: Ann Windnagel

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 19:23:28 +0000

Arctic sea ice reaches maximum extent for 2024

Fri, 22 Mar 2024 15:30:22 +0000

The story behind the StoryMap: A family’s tale of a rain-on-snow event

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 20:03:17 +0000

Antarctic sea ice extent ties for second lowest in satellite record

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 19:05:13 +0000

Quickening progress of QGreenland

Fri, 19 Jan 2024 22:18:25 +0000
Weather feed from Weather Underground

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News feed from Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

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Until Next November!
Yet another successful research season has come to an end at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:32:00 +0100

Entering the Home Stretch
Last week most of the scientists and several of the crew headed home from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, having accomplished their scientific objectives for this season. Only a core crew and one scientist will stay until the end of the season.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 18:45:00 +0100

A Successful Week of Outreach from Antarctica
Last week IPF staff, scientists, and engineers were very active in outreach activities from Antarctica.

Mon, 05 Feb 2024 08:59:00 +0100

​ On the Move
This past week saw a lot of movement and travel across the ice sheet, as many scientists headed out into the field to carry out their research. 

Sat, 27 Jan 2024 15:20:00 +0100

Live from Antarctica: Discussion with Scientists and Engineers at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
Here's your chance to meet and engage with scientists and engineers that are working in Antarctica via a live Zoom event!

Thu, 25 Jan 2024 09:42:00 +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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They Came From Outer Space. Now, They’re Going Into Hiding.
Rising temperatures in Antarctica are making meteorites sink out of view before researchers can collect them.

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 15:00:20 +0000

Her Art Is at Odds With Museums, and Museums Can’t Get Enough
Gala Porras-Kim has confronted the restitution of cultural artifacts and now — with melting Antarctic ice — climate change.

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 20:14:14 +0000

First Bird Flu Deaths Reported In Antarctic Penguins
Dead gentoo penguins tested positive for the virus, and at least one suspected case has been reported in king penguins.

Tue, 30 Jan 2024 17:26:05 +0000

A Watch Honoring an Explorer Joins His Son’s Antarctic Trip
In 1990, Reinhold Messner crossed Antarctica on foot. In December, Simon Messner ran a marathon there with a Montblanc watch that could keep up.

Thu, 18 Jan 2024 10:02:16 +0000

What Is the ‘Wind Chill Index,’ Anyway?
Sure, it’s cold out. But how do meteorologists measure how cold it feels?

Fri, 12 Jan 2024 13:19:04 +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!
British Antarctic Survey

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New connectivity for Antarctica

A large ship in the waterA new trial of Eutelsat OneWeb at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station is providing new opportunities for science, and even live broadcasting. The low Earth orbit service was launched …

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Wed, 10 Apr 2024 11:38:58 +0000

Antarctic expedition to study krill stocks

A whale in front of icebergAn expedition to study Antarctic krill and the baleen whales that feed upon them is underway in the Antarctic Peninsula. The team of researchers, who departed the UK a fortnight …

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Thu, 21 Mar 2024 14:40:57 +0000

Opportunity to work on RRS Sir David Attenborough

A large ship in the snowScientists are invited to apply to conduct research on the British Antarctic Survey research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough in May-June 2025. The research ship will undertake two trips between …

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Tue, 19 Mar 2024 11:46:07 +0000

Are these the COOLEST jobs in the world? Probably.

A group of people standing on top of a snow covered slopeChefs, plumbers and electricians wanted to work in Antarctica. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is looking for new recruits to work at its research stations in Antarctica. Skilled carpenters, chefs, electricians, …

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Tue, 19 Mar 2024 11:16:22 +0000

Penguins test positive for Avian Flu on South Georgia

A flock of seagulls are standing in the snow.SOUTH GEORGIA. Update, March 2024 – Penguins on the sub-Antarctic Islands of South Georgia have tested positive for Avian flu. This is the first time the virus has been detected …

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Mon, 11 Mar 2024 18:00:49 +0000