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A Cold Week at the Pole
Features / Operations
Wednesday August 19, 2015

It was a frigid start to July for those wintering at the South Pole. An eight-day cold snap at the beginning of the month had temperatures hovering near minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit,...

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Successful Flights Means More Access to McMurdo in Winter
Features / Operations
Thursday August 13, 2015

Residents wintering at McMurdo Station saw a rare sight in June; A United States Air Force C-17 touching down at the Pegasus Airfield during Antarctica's darkest month, which U.S. Antarctic Program officials...

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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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Members of the 2015 South Pole Station winter-over crew remove the flags that encircle the ceremonial pole for the winter. 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 is a unique experience shared by a rare few. This year's crew by the numbers.
Glaciated mountains along the Antarctic Peninsula. 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 climate change, ice shelf loss, and the dangers of taking the stability of Antarctic ice for granted.
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.

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