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Members of the U.S. Antarctic Program's South Pole Traverse team rappel down into a crevasse to get a better view. Radar Satellites Spot Dangerous Crevasses Humans Can't See
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday July 12, 2021

Antarctic researchers and support staff can now more easily find and avoid dangerous crevasses on long traverses carrying supplies to remote camps and stations, thanks to the help of a German radar satellite.
The dark band in this section of the WAIS Divide ice core is a layer of volcanic ash that settled on the Antarctic ice sheet approximately 21,000 years ago. Ice core tells 11,000-year history of explosive volcanic eruptions
Science / Ice and Snow
Wednesday June 30, 2021

An ice core from West Antarctica is giving scientists insight into some intriguing climate anomalies of ages past and deepening the mystery of a volcanic eruption that destroyed a Greek island some 3,600 years ago.

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