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South Pole Medical Evacuation Mission Concludes Safely (Updated June 23, 2016) new item Jun 23, 2016

South Pole Medical Evacuation Mission Concludes Safely (Updated June 23, 2016)

Two people stationed at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station have arrived safely in Punta Arenas, Chile, for medical treatment. The arrival completes a nine-day, global evacuation operation that NSF coordinated to prioritize the health and safety of station and rescue personnel.


Research Shows Antarctic Lakes Are a Repository For Ancient Soot Jun 10, 2016

Research Shows Antarctic Lakes Are a Repository For Ancient Soot

Remote lakes in a perpetually ice-free area of Antarctica show not only the chemical signature of ancient wildfires, but also some much more recent evidence of fossil-fuel combustion, according to National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.


Early Career Researchers Publish New Insights Into Antarctic Subglacial Lakes Apr 28, 2016

Early Career Researchers Publish New Insights Into Antarctic Subglacial Lakes

Three recent publications by early career researchers at three different institutions across the country provide the first look into the biogeochemistry, geophysics and geology of Subglacial Lake Whillans, which lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.


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