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C130 Erebus
2015-01-31 16:27:00

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.

Sea Anemones In Antarctica Find A Home On The Ice
2014-01-17 07:46:08

A team of scientists and engineers with the Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) Program used a camera-equipped robot to explore beneath the Ross Ice Shelf off Antarctica, making an astonishing discovery.

Massive Iceberg Breaks Off Pine Island Glacier In Antarctica
2013-07-10 12:28:33

One of the Earth's most watched glaciers, Pine Island Glacier (PIG), has released a massive iceberg about eight times the size of Manhattan Island, according to images released by the German Space Agency (DLR).

2011-12-20 22:24:07

Half-mile long thermometers have been dropped through the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica that will give the world relevant data on sea and ice temperatures for tracking climate change and its effect on the glacial ice surrounding the continent.

Researchers To Drill Beneath Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf
2011-11-10 04:49:24

Researchers will travel next month to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a glacier to accelerate and drain into the sea.

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2010-02-12 07:36:03

Depicting a cause-and-effect scenario that spans thousands of miles, a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and his collaborators discovered that ocean waves originating along the Pacific coasts of North and South America impact Antarctic ice shelves and could play a role in their catastrophic collapse.

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2009-12-09 13:50:00

Scientists have reported a giant iceberg over twice the size of Sydney Harbor is on a slow but steady collision course with Australia.

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2009-11-12 10:10:00

A huge iceberg was identified near an island between Antarctica and Australia, an usual display in northern waters, Australian scientists announced on Thursday.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.