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A ground blizzard sweeps across the ice shelf that leads to Ross Island, where McMurdo Station and New Zealand's Scott Base are located Stormy Weather
Features / Life on the Ice
Thursday October 02, 2014

Stormy weather. It's been a familiar tune the last couple of months at McMurdo Station, where more than 62 inches of snow fell in August and windy conditions caused delays to several flights scheduled that month.
The Ferrar Glacier, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, was named for Hartley Ferrar, geologist on Capt. Robert Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904). A New Standard
Features / Life on the Ice
Friday July 18, 2014

Those seeking immortality in Antarctica will find the bar has been raised - at least when it comes to being honored by having a geographic feature named after them. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names changed the rules regarding how geographic features in Antarctica should be named.

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