The Antarctic Peninsula where new research suggests that tropical influences are causing widespread warming during the autumn months.
Temperatures Rise in the Fall
A new study in the Journal of Climate suggests widespread warming across the Antarctic Peninsula during the fall is being influenced by atmospheric circulation patterns originating in the tropics.
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Time is ever so slowly eating away at the bad habits of the past. A decade-long environmental monitoring program at McMurdo Station is showing that contamination around the facility and the nearby marine ecosystem is holding steady or slightly decreasing.
Rolling Back the Clock
The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., is rolling back the clock on the satellite record for tracking sea ice in the polar regions. NSIDC is releasing new sea ice data from the 1960s after scanning nearly 40,000 images and stitching them together to create composite images.
Anthony Powell has been working on his documentary about the world's coldest continent for about a decade now. Finally, Antarctica: A Year on Ice will hit start hitting movie theaters this summer.
National Science Foundation FY14 Budget
The National Science Foundation released its 2014 fiscal year budget this month, requesting $7.6 billion. The request includes nearly $465 million for the Division of Polar Programs, which includes funds to kick start a long-term plan to modernize facilities for the U.S. Antarctic Program.