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Climate Change In The McMurdo Dry Valleys
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday April 24, 2018

The McMurdo Dry Valleys ecosystems are changing because of climate change. In a paper published in the journal Ecology in January researchers said they've tracked the decline of the microorganism living in...

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Why Antarctic Fish Don't Freeze Their Tails Off
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday April 10, 2018

An innovative project to understand how fish survive in the frigid Antarctic waters is opening up new avenues for researchers monitoring what goes on under the sea ice in McMurdo Sound. Evolutionary...

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Podcast: The Berg Field Center
Features / Operations
Thursday March 29, 2018

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 Episode: The Berg Field Center. Known...

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Sea Drifters
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday March 06, 2018

The menagerie of drifting ocean creatures that lives off the coast of Palmer Station was under the microscope more than ever this past austral summer. A team of scientists spent five months...

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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...

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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...

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Carol Costanza (left) and Scott Landolt install a section of aluminum fins around the precipitation gauge at the Tall Tower site on the Ross Ice Shelf Quantifying Snowfall
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.
The South Pole Telescope's 10 meter dish points at the sky during the austral summer The South Pole Telescope's New Eyes
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Wednesday December 20, 2017

The telescope at the bottom of the planet spent winter calibrating and collecting data after its vision enhancement last summer. Researchers installed a new camera system in the South Pole Telescope, a major upgrade that allows researchers to collect more data than ever before.
The sun sets behind McMurdo Station's Chapel of the Snows. Building People Up at McMurdo's Chapel
Features / Life on the Ice
Friday December 15, 2017

The U.S. Antarctic Program brings people of all faiths and religious backgrounds together to support science at the bottom of the world. Situated at the end of town, McMurdo Station’s small, blue and white Chapel of the Snows stands out against the comparatively drab shipping container-like structures surrounding it.

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