Ultraviolet Radiation Gives Microbes Mixed Messages
Paleo Gondwanaland Was Full Of Lystrosaurs
Climate Change In The McMurdo Dry Valleys
Why Antarctic Fish Don't Freeze Their Tails Off
Circumnavigating the Pole Hole
Science / Ice and Snow
Wednesday February 14, 2018
In January, researchers went for a more than 750-kilometer drive around the South Pole. The team followed the arc of the 88th parallel for a quarter of its distance ringing the South Pole. Their cargo was a sensitive GPS unit to record the exact elevation of the ice sheet they drove over. The effort is in support of NASA's ICESat-2 satellite, a mission devoted to measuring ice levels around the world, particularly in the polar regions.
Podcast: The Lake Hoare Field Camp
Features / Operations
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Antarctica is a big continent, and often researchers need to work in regions far away from the main research station. The Antarctic Sun is taking a behind-the-scenes look at the workers and what they do to make science at the bottom of the world possible. This week: The Lake Hoare Field Camp
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Monday January 08, 2018
Snow in some form or another blankets almost all Antarctica, but measuring exactly how much snow falls from the sky is tricky. A team of researchers recently set up four newly-developed precipitation observatories near McMurdo Station to better measure how much snow falls in the region.