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The UK’s House of Lords has recommended that the government create an ambassador for the Arctic to deal with a dynamic and difficult future for the region in the face of rapid warming.
Among the electromagnetic guns and aquatic drones demonstrated earlier this month by the US Navy’s research office was a robotic seaglider – one of many that the Navy has commissioned to study Arctic ice, according to online reports published Sunday by NPR.
Martyn Unsworth is on an expedition to learn more about the unusual Mount Erebus volcano in Antarctica. This continuously active volcano is not on a plate boundary, but is actively rifting apart the continent. He will be sharing a series of his journals from his first expedition to Antarctica.
In this three-part series, University of Alberta geophysicist Martyn Unsworth records his expedition to Antarctica's volcanic Mount Erebus, and how it's rifting apart the continent.
Braving the conditions of the South Pole, researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California, Irvine are in the process of drilling the first-ever deep ice core from that region of Antarctica.
The world is getting warmer. It comes as no surprise, therefore, when researchers announce as they did this past September that Arctic sea ice extent is still below normal.
Lockheed Martin subcontractor Thomas Lawrence Atkins died at the South Pole this weekend.
For all those hoping the Polar Vortex was merely a frosty memory of winter 2013/2014, we have some bad news: It's back. And it's returning next week.
Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.
Antarctic fish that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect
Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research facility based at the South Pole, in Antarctica. It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole in December 1911, and Robert F. Scott who reached the South Pole in January 1912. The station was constructed in 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957. It has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 330 feet of the...
Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...
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