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November 10, 2011
Icebergs near the Antarctic Peninsula. The National Science Foundation operates the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). In addition to maintaining three U.S. research stations on the continent, USAP supports research projects in an array of scientific disciplines, including for example, aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology and ocean and climate systems. Outreach, such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program and education programs are also supported. For more information about USAP, visit the program's website Here. (Date of Image: September 2002)