Recently in the Antarctica Category


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.