Recently in the Antarctica Category


The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.

Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists that includes a NASA researcher has proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived to the planet's southern pole long before any human.

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists that includes a NASA researcher has proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived to the planet's southern pole long before any human.

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.

Lenticular Clouds Over Antarctica

In 43 hours across five science flights in late November 2013, NASA's P-3 research aircraft collected more than 20,000 kilometers (12,000 miles) worth of science data.

Concordia Calling

Are you a team player who is unafraid of long isolation? Do you have a medical degree and a healthy love of extremes? ESA is offering the chance of a lifetime to run space experiments in one of the world's most isolated places: Concordia research station in Antarctica.

Pine Island Glacier In Motion

Pine Island is the largest glacier in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and one of the fastest ice streams on the continent, flowing into Pine Island Bay in the Amundsen Sea.

Using a telescope installed at the driest place on Earth -- Ridge A in Antarctica -- a UNSW-led team of researchers has identified a giant gas cloud which appears to be in an early stage of formation.

Each day the team must decide whether to launch a balloon based on the current ground conditions, such as how strong the wind is.

Near the centre of Antarctica, measurements from CryoSat show an unusual pattern in the ice sheet's elevation.

Austral summers are not as exciting now as they once were when the IceCube Neutrino Observatory was under construction at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, involving a huge hot-water drill and the deployment of thousands of digital optical modules deep into the ice sheet.

Mosaic of Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth - and, during the austral summer, it is also the sunniest.

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky

NASA aircraft and scientists have returned to the United States after a short ice-surveying mission to Antarctica.

What Lies Beneath The Ice in Antarctica?

A field campaign dedicated to SMOS and GOCE has revealed unexpected similarities in the missions' very different types of measurements.

Dale Andersen: I took the DJI Phantom quadcopter out for a quick flight so I could get a shot of our camp here at Lake Obersee, Antarctica.

What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night.

This image of the Transantarctic Mountains was taken from the NASA P-3 airborne laboratory on Nov. 27, 2013, near the end of the 2013 IceBridge Antarctic campaign.

Airborne Radar Looking Through Thick Ice

The bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has intrigued researchers for years.

The journey to the Concordia research base in Antarctica is never predictable. Delays due to weather can keep travellers at the stopover points for days.

This MODIS image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on Nov. 10, 2013, shows an iceberg that was part of the Pine Island Glacier and is now separating from the Antarctica continent.

Elbow room. It's not something one would think to be lacking at South Pole - a location so remote that the first polar explorers only visited the geographic bottom of the planet a little more than a century ago.