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Paleontologists walk along at the base of a hill, scouring the ground for fossils. Scientists Recover an Abundance of Fossils and Geologic Data from Antarctica
Science / Earth
Wednesday May 25, 2016

Using everything from pickaxes to helicopters, paleontologists scoured multiple islands off the Antarctic Peninsula in February and March for the remains of prehistoric beasts and returned with a trove of fossils from the end of the time of the dinosaurs.
The AWARE site is the most densely clustered climate instrumentation ever deployed to Antarctica. Keeping Scientists AWARE of the West Antarctic Climate
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Thursday May 12, 2016

AWARE, the ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE) is a part of the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM). The National Science Foundation (NSF), which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program is facilitating its installation. The cluster of white shipping containers perched atop the hill near McMurdo Station may well represent the densest cluster of weather monitors Antarctica has ever seen.

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