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Empowering Educators at the School of Ice
Science / Education and Outreach
Wednesday July 15, 2015

To the casual observer, mid-June may not seem like the ideal time to explore the science of ancient ice. However, last month, as the hot sun beat down outside, a dozen geoscience...

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So Long, and Thanks For All the Fine Memories
Features / Perspectives
Monday July 06, 2015

Outgoing Antarctic Sun editor Peter Rejcek reflects on his tenure with the U.S. Antarctic Program, which started more than a decade ago at the South Pole Station. Until then, the former Texan...

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All Creatures Great and Small
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Monday June 29, 2015

The story of how Los Angeles-based artist Lily Simonson ended up scuba diving under the sea ice in Antarctica begins with a tale about lobsters, moths and yeti crabs....

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Filling the Gap
Features / Back in the Day
Monday June 22, 2015

The smallest of three U.S. scientific outposts in Antarctica, Palmer Station is the only one of the trio found north of the Antarctic Circle. Its establishment 50 years ago this year has...

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Numbers Game
Features / Life on the Ice
Monday June 15, 2015

Spending a winter in Antarctica is just as challenging as it sounds. For the 45 people who remain at the South Pole Station through the cold and dark months this year, winter...

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Firsthand Account
Features / Perspectives
Monday June 08, 2015

Amanda Biederman is a scientist at Palmer Station, located in one of the most rapidly warming areas on Earth, the West side of the Antarctica peninsula. Amanda offers her perspective on Antarctic...

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Flown aboard an LC-130, IcePod bundles together a suite of instruments into a capsule that will provide new details about structures below Antarctica. Good Things Come in Small Packages
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday June 08, 2015

Led by scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, IcePod bundles together a suite of instruments into a capsule designed to provide new details about structures above, within and below Antarctica's ice-covered surface.
Six fuel tanks used to refuel helicopters are the main reason that Marble Point exists today. What Could Have Been
Features / Back in the Day
Monday June 01, 2015

History is full of tales about boom towns that went bust. Such was the fate of Marble Point, a helicopter refueling station that as early as the 1960s was a serious contender for becoming the main research station in the U.S. Antarctic Program.
Col. Denise M. Donnell, left, discusses mission requirements for the New York Air National Guard. Making a Difference
Features / People Profiles
Tuesday May 19, 2015

Col. Denise M. Donnell has chased pirates in the South China Sea and flown all manner of aircraft, from the sub-hunting P-3 Orion to the massive, cargo-carrying C-5 Galaxy. But perhaps one of the best parts of her job brings her to Antarctica each austral summer.

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