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Onboard the Antarctic Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, water samplers measure the carbon dioxide of the ocean as it crosses it. The Southern Ocean's Carbon Sink Stronger than Ever
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Wednesday May 04, 2016

The waters around Antarctica seem to have reversed a troubling trend. Bucking predictions, observations now show that the Southern Ocean is pulling more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than ever recorded, which could have implications for predicting the rate of climate change.
There's nothing but the barren polar plateau for hundreds of miles around Ridge A, home to the HEAT Telescope. Getting to the Bottom of SPICECORE
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday April 12, 2016

The South Pole Ice Core project, known more succinctly as SPICECORE, wrapped up its two-year drilling effort at the South Pole in late January, having exceeded even their most ambitious goals. Researchers collected ice samples from 1,751 meters (5,744 feet) below the surface, more than 200 meters (656 feet) deeper than their original target.

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