POLAR ICE
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POLAR ICE is designed to work cross-platform, including PC, Macintosh®, and UNIX® machines. Due to the vast array of browser types, capabilities, and compatibility levels, it works optimally in the latest available versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Netscape®, and Mozilla Firefox®.

The following minimum user system configuration is recommended for optimal functionality:

Platform Minimum System Requirements
PC Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME
Pentium II
200 MHz
64 MB RAM
Mac OS 8/9/10
G3
200 MHz
64 MB RAM
Unix 200 MHz
64 MB RAM
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v5.5+ (v 6.0 or higher is recommended on PCs)
  • Netscape v7.0+ (7.1 or higher is recommended on Macs)
  • Mozilla Firefox v 1.5+
  • Safari v 1.0 v85+
Plug-ins Acrobat® Reader® (for PDF document printing/reading)

For the best all-around experience, IE 6.0+ on a PC is recommended.

Be sure to protect your machine by updating your browser and system with the latest security patches from their respective manufacturers. You can obtain the latest browsers from the following web sites:

Microsoft Internet ExplorerExternal Non-U.S. government site
NetscapeExternal Non-U.S. government site
Mozilla FirefoxExternal Non-U.S. government site
Apple SafariExternal Non-U.S. government site

First Time Users

First time users be sure to read all information about POLAR ICE listed below before launching the application.

Release Notice and Security Considerations
Online Planning Cycle
Rules of Behavior Link to PDF file
Tutorial
Feedback Forum
About Launching POLAR ICE
Technical Support

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Curator: Jeffrey Scharf, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Alexandra Isern/Patrick Smith, Division of Polar Programs