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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 14:10:56 GMT https://www.usap.gov/contentHandler.cfm?id=1814 en-us webmaster@usap.gov Copyright 2018, United States Antarctic Program <![CDATA[An Ancient and Dormant Volcano Buried in the Ice Has Created a 6,000-year Record of the Motion of an Antarctic Ice Sheet]]> News Mon, 29 Oct 2018 14:10:56 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-volcano-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Contractual Employee Dies at NSF's Palmer Station]]> News Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:18:33 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-passing-sm.jpg <![CDATA[LIVE ON REDDIT, Oct. 25: Mike Lucibella, Editor of the Antarctic Sun]]> News Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:08:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-mike-sm.jpg <![CDATA[SOUND FILE: Antarctic Ice Shelf "Sings" as Winds Whip Across its Surface]]> News Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:23:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-sound-sm.jpg <![CDATA[A South Pole Record]]> News Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:27:27 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-record-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Weather Disrupts Early Antarctic Research Season Airlift]]> News Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:32:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-severeweather-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Rapid, Widespread Changes May be Coming to Antarctica's Dry Valleys]]> News Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:26:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-dryvalleychanges-sm.gif <![CDATA[Antarctic Dinosaur Extends its Range into Ohio]]> News Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:36:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-fossil-sm.jpg <![CDATA[A Next-generation Camera for the South Pole Telescope]]> News Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:39:59 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-telescope-sm.jpg <![CDATA[OPP-funded Researchers Create the Most Accurate Antarctic Map Ever]]> News Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:37:39 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-map-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Palmer Pier Upgrade in Final Planning Stages]]> News Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:21:14 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-palmer-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Diving Robots Find Antarctic Seas Exhale Surprising Amounts of Carbon Dioxide in Winter]]> News Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:37:58 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-diving-sm.jpg <![CDATA[McMurdo's Satellite Tracking Station is a Critical Link in Global Observing Network]]> News Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:31:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-global-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Researchers Recover Two-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Ice, Containing a Trove of Pollen, Dust and, Possibly, DNA]]> News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:01:21 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-ice-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Relentless Nature at Work in Antarctica]]> News Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:34:21 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-sastrugi-sm.jpg <![CDATA[DEADLINE August 6th: Research Community Encouraged to Participate in Survey on the Future of Antarctic Science Vessels]]> News Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:45:32 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-vesselsurvey-sm.jpg <![CDATA[A Significant Polar Birthday]]> News Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:37:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-birthday-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Reconstructing Antarctica's Prehistoric Past]]> News Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:15:24 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-prehistoric-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF Press Conference Highlights Groundbreaking Neutrino Discovery]]> News Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:17:52 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-icecube-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Previously Unsuspected Volcanic Activity Confirmed Under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier]]> News Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:13:36 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-volcanic-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Construction Begins on Information Technology and Communications Primary Operations Facility at NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica]]> News Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:24:15 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-ITCconstruction-sm.jpg <![CDATA[New Method of Gauging Ice-Sheet Movement May Improve Predictions of Sea-Level Rise]]> News Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:15:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-icesheetmovement-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Change of Command for U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star]]> News Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:02:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-polarstar-sm.jpg <![CDATA[What Research on the Earth's Saltiest Lake, in the "Natural Laboratory" of Antarctica, Might Tell us About Water on Mars]]> News Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:58:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-donjuanpond-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: Midsummer? Midwinter? It's All Relative]]> News Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:47:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-solstice-sm.jpg <![CDATA[The Changing Face of Polar Oceanography]]> News Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:05:29 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-oceansday-sm.jpg <![CDATA[For Nearly a Quarter of a Century, Supporting a World-Class Classroom in Antarctica]]> News Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:02:45 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-bioclass-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Antarctic Blue-Water Sailing]]> News Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:57:10 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-bluewatersailing-sm.jpg <![CDATA[PODCAST: Supporting Science in a "Washing Machine"]]> News Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:44:10 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-marinepodcast-sm.jpg <![CDATA[In Honor of Memorial Day]]> News Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:12:34 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-memorialday-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Ultraviolet Radiation Giving Antarctic Microbes Mixed Messages]]> News Mon, 21 May 2018 13:39:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-UVmicrobes-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: The First Journey to This World]]> News Tue, 15 May 2018 10:30:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-SALSAtractor-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Antarctic Program Photographers Score Highly in Nature's Annual Photo Contest]]> News Thu, 10 May 2018 11:26:55 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-Naturephotos-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Newly Collected Fossils Offer a Glimpse Into Prehistoric Antarctica]]> News Thu, 10 May 2018 11:22:19 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-transantarcticfossils-sm.jpg <![CDATA[On Earth Day, Scouring the Sea Bottom... at the Bottom of the World]]> News Tue, 01 May 2018 14:14:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-palmerearthday-sm.jpg <![CDATA[US and UK Join Forces to Understand How Quickly a Massive Antarctic Glacier Could Collapse]]> News Tue, 01 May 2018 10:50:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-thwaitesalliance-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: How Quickly Could a Massive Antarctic Glacier Collapse?]]> News Tue, 01 May 2018 10:25:57 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-thwaitesvideo-sm.jpg <![CDATA[On World Penguin Day]]> News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:10:47 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-crozierchick-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Population of the Most Abundant Creature in Antarctica's Polar Desert Reportedly Declining]]> News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:50:01 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-nematode-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Researchers with Antarctica's McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research Site]]> News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:46:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-climatedryvalleys-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Maj. Gen. German Has Antarctic Glacier Named After Him]]> News Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:36 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-germanglacier-sm.jpg <![CDATA[A Window Opens Into Antarctica's Frozen Ocean]]> News Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:49:45 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-moocamera-sm.jpg <![CDATA[OPP Volunteers at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo]]> News Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:02:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-OPP-Volunteers-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Palmer Station Celebrates 50 Years of Antarctic Discovery]]> News Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:38:55 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-palmer50th-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: N.Y. Air Guard Flies Unique Aircraft in Support of Polar Science]]> News Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:11:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-109thANG-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Flying to Safety]]> Almirante Irízar, safely extracted an NSF-funded research team and camp equipment from Antarctica's Joinville Island on the morning of March 11, 2018 after the U.S. Antarctic Program research vessel Laurence M. Gould was unable to retrieve them due to thick sea ice.]]> News Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:05:19 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-argentinerescue-sm.jpg <![CDATA[That Which Remains... From a Global Extinction]]> News Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:04:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-lystrosaurus-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Circumnavigating the "Pole Hole": How Scientists "Ground Truth" an Ice-Detecting Satellite Before it Flies]]> News Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:52:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-88s-sm.jpg <![CDATA[The Presidency and Antarctica]]> News Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:04:49 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-presidentsday-sm.jpg <![CDATA[A First-Hand Account of a Uniquely Antarctic New Year Ceremony]]> News Mon, 12 Jan 2018 10:06:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-polemarker-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Atmospheric Observations at the South Pole]]> News Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:07:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-ARO-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NPR Host Gets Tips from Antarctica for How to Stay Warm During the Bomb Cyclone]]> News Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:47:01 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-palmerst-sm.jpg <![CDATA["Learning By Doing" at the Bottom of the World]]> News Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:58:45 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2018-learnbydoing-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has History of Instability]]> News Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:44:22 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-eais-sm.jpg <![CDATA[PolarTREC Teachers Celebrate Antarctica Day in Two Separate Events, One Live From the South Pole]]> News Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:44:09 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-polartrec-sm.png <![CDATA[Testing a Space-Communications Technology in Antarctica That May One Day have Applications in Polar Research]]> News Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:40:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-DTNtesting-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Antarctic Detector Offers First Look at How Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks]]> News Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:30:59 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-icecube-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Thanksgiving Greetings From One of the U.S. Antarctic Program's Military Partners]]> News Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:26:08 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-109thgreetings-sm.jpg <![CDATA[How to Cater a Thanksgiving Dinner for 900... in Antarctica]]> News Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:09:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-thanksgiving-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Antarctic Seal Research Featured in Children's Book]]> News Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:32:10 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-sealnamedpatches-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Intensifying Winds Could Increase East Antarctica's Contribution to Sea Level Rise]]> News Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:02:32 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-tottenglacier-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NASA's IceBridge Launches 2017 Antarctic Flights, Which Will be Supported in Part by NSF's Office of Polar Programs]]> News Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:36:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-icebridge-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Year-to-Year Changes in Penguin Populations Difficult to Understand and Predict, Researchers Say]]> News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:56:42 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-penguinpopulations-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: Change-of-Command Ceremony at the 109th Airlift Wing, Which Supports NSF Polar Science.]]> News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:50:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-kilgore-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Spending the Antarctic Winter Learning to Become Proficient Radio "Hams"]]> News Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:15:09 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-hamradio-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Scientists Scour Antarctica for Ancient Life]]> News Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:23:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-microbial-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Looking for a Few Good Firefighters]]> News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:16:18 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-firefighters-sm.jpg <![CDATA[The Ice Detectives]]> News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-columbiamag-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Moves to New NSF Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia on August 31, 2017]]> News Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:27:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-NSFmove-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Hidden River Once Flowed Beneath Antarctic Ice]]> News Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:28:56 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-hiddenriver-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Statement by Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Head of NSF's Office of Polar Programs, on the Death of Charles R. Bentley]]> News Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:13:15 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-bentley-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Extreme Melt Season Leads to Decade-Long Ecosystem Changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys]]> News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:11:55 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-dryvalleys-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Methane-Eating Bacteria in Antarctic Lake May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions]]> News Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:57:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-methanebacteria-sm.jpg <![CDATA[U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory Featured in New York Times Magazine Piece on Global Repositories]]> News Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:06:56 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-NYTNICL-sm.jpg <![CDATA[The Prehistoric Forests of the Frozen Continent]]> News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:13:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss_4315-fossilforests-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: The World's Most Remote Independence Day Celebration?]]> News Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:10:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-mcmparade-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: A Harsh Winter Storm at Antarctica's McMurdo Station]]> News Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:33:52 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-mcmstorm-sm.jpg <![CDATA[President Trump's Midwinter's Day Message to the Antarctic Community]]> News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:28:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-midwinter-sm.jpg <![CDATA['Skibird' Navigator Shares Antarctic Flying Experience in a Children's Book]]> News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:53:22 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-afamanda-sm.jpg <![CDATA[OPP-Funded Study: Widespread Melt in West Antarctica Documented During Unusually Warm Austral Summer]]> News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:26:45 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-waismelt-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Ancient Ice from Greenland and Antarctica: the Story it Tells About Climate]]> News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:26:45 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-ancientice-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Participant O'Boyle Featured in Massachusetts Gallery Showing]]> News Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:49:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-oboyleexhibit-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Adelie Penguins Sport New Tags, Long-Term Tagging Project Notes "Dramatic" Uptick in Populations]]> News Wed, 24 May 2017 15:08:17 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-penguintags-sm.jpg <![CDATA[The So-Called "Doomsday Glacier" and How NSF-Funded Scientists Hope to Learn More About Its Fate]]> News Wed, 24 May 2017 14:58:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-thwaitesglacier-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA: Digital Immersion Into the Fate of Antarctic's Ice and What it Means to the Rest of the World]]> News Thu, 18 May 2017 16:41:08 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-nytimesseries-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Lyle McGinnis, International Geophysical Year Antarctic Researcher, Dies at 86]]> News Fri, 12 May 2017 11:42:56 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-mcginnis-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF-Funded Researchers Solve the Century-Old Mystery of Blood Falls]]> News Thu, 11 May 2017 09:55:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-bloodfallsmystery-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Encourages Observation of May 8-12, 2017 National Safety Stand-Down]]> News Mon, 01 May 2017 13:05:07 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-OPPannouncement-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Former NSF Director Colwell to Receive Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award]]> News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:56:58 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-colwell-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: "What Lies Beneath"... Antarctic Ice is Pretty Amazing]]> News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:05:45 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-crackedsky-sm.jpg <![CDATA["Citizen Scientists" Sought to Count Seals in Satellite Images]]> News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:50:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-sealcounts-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Photographer Shaun O'Boyle Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship]]> News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:23:23 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-oboyle-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Polar Glaciers May be Home to Previously Undiscovered Carbon Cycle]]> News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:13:16 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-carboncycle-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: Launching a New Era of Small Boating at Palmer Station]]> News Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:56:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-RHIBdebut-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Smithsonian Honors Aircrews That Flew 2016 Medical-Evacuation Flight to NSF's South Pole Station]]> News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:52:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-medevachonors-sm.jpg <![CDATA[VIDEO: A Massive Ice-Bound Detector Searches for Infinitesimally Small Particles]]> News Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:41:56 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-IceCubeInstall-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF-Funded Researcher James McClintock Discusses With NPR Host Changes at NSF's Palmer Station]]> News Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:16:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-JamesMcClintock-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Ecological Society of America Honors Antarctic Researcher Diana Wall]]> News Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:02:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-DianaWall-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Pioneering Women in Antarctica]]> News Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:59:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-WomenInAntarctica-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Video: A Teacher's Tour of NSF's South Pole Station]]> News Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:06:17 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-KateMillerTour-sm.jpg <![CDATA[U.S. Icebreaker to Visit New Zealand]]> News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:00:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-PolarStarNZ-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Polar-Supported Researchers Receive Nation's Highest Honor for Early Career Scientists]]> News Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:57:56 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-PECASEAwardees-sm.jpg <![CDATA[2017 Geographic South Pole Marker Unveiled]]> News Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:33:01 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2017-PoleMarker-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Change of Name for the Division of Polar Programs, Directorate for Geosciences, to Office of Polar Programs]]> News Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:46:33 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-OPPannouncement-sm.jpg <![CDATA[National Science Foundation Evacuates Patient from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station]]> News Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:38:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-aldrinmedevac-sm.jpg <![CDATA[New Study Reveals West Antarctica's Largest Glacier May Have Begun Retreating as Early as the 1940s]]> News Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:01:55 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-PIGretreat-sm.jpg <![CDATA[U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Visit NSF Antarctic Research Stations]]> News Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:11:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-secstateinmcmurdo-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Sixty Years Of South Pole Flights]]> Que Sera Sera, touched down on the frigid Antarctic plateau just yards away from the unmarked geographic South Pole. Though other planes had flown over the pole, this was the first ever to land there.]]> News Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:26:16 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-4280_poleflight60-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF, U.K. Jointly Support Research Into Fate of Massive Antarctic Glacier]]> News Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:48:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-thwaites-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Season of Intense Melting in Antarctica Offers Insights Into Continent's Future]]> BioScience.]]> News Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:08:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-taylorvalley-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Analysis of Fossilized Antarctic Bird's 'Voice Box' Suggests Dinosaurs Couldn't Sing]]> News Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:20:48 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-andyourbirdcantsing-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Mars' "Wharton Ridge" Named in Honor of Astrobiologist Bob Wharton]]> News Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:40:08 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-whartonridge-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty]]> News Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:15:08 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-EP25Ann-sm.jpg <![CDATA[2016-2017 Antarctic Science Planning Summary Now Available]]> News Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:21:43 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2016-17SPS-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF, NASA Sign Collaborative Agreement to Support Human Health Research in Polar Environments]]> News Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:53:36 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-humanhealthresearch-sm.jpg <![CDATA[GOES-3 Satellite Decommissioned After Linking Antarctica to the World For More Than 20 Years]]> News Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:11:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-GOES3decomm-sm.jpg <![CDATA[A Robotic Rehearsal for Interplanetary Exploration]]> News Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:02:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-4234_ARTEMIS-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Little Pieces of Outer Space on the Frozen Continent]]> News Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:10:56 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-4241_ANSMET-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Research Shows Antarctic Lakes Are a Repository For Ancient Soot]]> News Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:15:58 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-copterdryvalleys-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Early Career Researchers Publish New Insights Into Antarctic Subglacial Lakes]]> News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:02:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-whillansresearch-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Changing Ocean Chemistry May Threaten Antarctic Food Chain]]> News Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:31 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-snaildissolution-sm.jpg <![CDATA[A New Runway for McMurdo Station is Named]]> News Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:54:19 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-constellation1964-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF Awards $35 Million to University of Wisconsin-Madison for Continued Operation of IceCube Neutrino Observatory]]> News Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:37:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-icecube032916-sm.jpg <![CDATA[South Pole Medical Evacuation Mission Concludes Safely (Updated June 23, 2016)]]> News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:37:21 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-medevac-jun2016-sm.jpg <![CDATA[Sunset at South Pole]]> News Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:53:21 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-polesunset16-sm.jpg <![CDATA[NSF/National Center for Atmospheric Research Gulfstream V (GV) Aircraft Flies Over ARSV <em>Laurence M. Gould</em>]]> News Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:18:44 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-GVLMG-sm.jpg Time-Lapse Video Records the 2016 Resupply of McMurdo Station News Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:49:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-resupplytimelapse-sm.jpg Antarctic Detector Confirms Observation of Cosmic Neutrinos News Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:01:30 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-neutrinoevent-sm.jpg Previously Unknown Microbial 'Drama' Playing in the Southern Ocean News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:21:08 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-micrograph-sm.jpg Surprisingly High Geothermal Heating Revealed Beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet News Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:22:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-WISSARDborehole-sm.jpg Planet-sized "Virtual Telescope" Expands to South Pole to Observe Black Holes in Detail News Mon, 04 May 2015 15:34:48 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-SPT-sm.jpg Antarctic Ice Core Reveals How Climate Changes in North Atlantic Moved South News Fri, 01 May 2015 16:18:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-WAISicecore-sm.jpg Discovered Under Antarctica: Salty Aquifer and Potentially Vast Microbial Habitat News Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:51:26 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-Fryxell-sm.jpg New Priorities: 2016 NSF Budget AIMS to Rebuild McMurdo and Palmer Stations News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:51:26 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-AIMS-sm.jpg Forest for the Trees: New Fossil Flora in Antarctica News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:51:26 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-fossilflora-sm.jpg BICEP2 and Planck Joint Study: Gravitational Waves Remain Elusive News Tue, 02 Feb 2015 11:18:26 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-BICEP2Pole-sm.jpg Big Load: Cargo Operations Begin in McMurdo with Arrival of the MV Ocean Giant News Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:08:22 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-oceangiant-sm.jpg NSF-Funded Antarctic Drilling Team is First to Sample Ice Sheet "Grounding Zone" News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:14:02 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-groundingzone-sm.jpg Unmanned Vehicle Provides First 3-D Images of Underside of Antarctic Sea Ice News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:10:23 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-AUV-sm.jpg Antifreeze Proteins in Antarctic Fish Prevent Both Freezing and Melting News Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:36:11 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-notothenioid-sm.jpg Antarctic Insect's Newly Sequenced Genome is Smallest to Date News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:11:55 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-082114-midgelarvae-sm.jpg Confirmed: Subglacial Lake Holds Viable Microbial Ecosystems News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:11:55 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-082114-whillans-sm.jpg New Chapter Begins: 2014-15 Antarctic Field Season Kicks Off News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:34:34 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-winfly2014-sm.jpg Getting Busy: Flights Headed to McMurdo Station This Month For 2014-15 Field Season News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:11:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-C17nightlanding-sm.jpg Radar Surveys and Data Models Indicate Eventual West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse News Mon, 12 May 2014 15:54:54 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-thwaites-sm.jpg Antarctic Telescope May Have Provided the First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:12:23 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-BICEP2-lg.jpg Return to Duty: Icebreaker Polar Star Returns to McMurdo Polar Star to reach the U.S. Antarctic Program's largest research station through nine miles of sea ice on Jan. 16 - though it has been seven years since a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker has been fit for that duty.]]> News Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-polarstar-lg.jpg Antarctic Contract Employee Dies at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station News Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:36:43 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-120114spstation-lg.jpg NSF-Managed U.S. Antarctic Program Recognized For Search-and-Rescue Efforts News Thu, 15 May 2014 09:12:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-SARcopter-lg.jpg Southern Solstice: Midwinter Day 2014 News Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:26:09 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-mcmmidwinter-lg.jpg Fond Farewell: Last of Summer Crew Departs South Pole Station News Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:43:23 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-polefarewell-lg.jpg Program Lets U.S. Students Experience Antarctic Science at Chilean Station News Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-studentprogram-lg.jpg New Sea Anemone Species Discovered in Antarctica News Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-newanemone-lg.jpg From a Galaxy Far, Far Away: First Evidence of Extrasolar Neutrinos News Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-icecubeinstall-lg.jpg Reaching a New Low: Record Negative Temperatures Recorded in East Antarctica News Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-recordlows-lg.jpg Early-Career Investigator Discovers Current Volcanic Activity Under West Antarctica News Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-waisvolcano-lg.jpg IceCube Observatory Provides First Indication of Extrasolar Neutrinos News Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-neutrino-lg.jpg Two Results From Instruments at the South Pole named "Discoveries of the Year" Physics World.]]> News Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:43:12 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-Icecube1220-lg.jpg New Mode of Discovery: South Pole Telescope Detects Pattern in Big Bang Afterglow News Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:34:48 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-sptnewmode-lg.jpg Season Opener: Two-Phase Winfly Operation Prepares McMurdo for 2013-14 News Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:34:48 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-seasonopener-lg.jpg Measurements of Antarctic Ice-Shelf Melt Help Refine Climate Change Models News Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:34:48 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-PIGfieldcamp-lg.jpg Geological Feature on Mercury Named for Antarctic Research Vessel R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer, an ice-capable Antarctic research vessel chartered for the National Science Foundation (NSF).]]> News Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:14:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-nbpmercuryfeature-lg.jpg Antarctic Ice Core Sheds New Light On How the Last Ice Age Ended Analysis of an ice core taken by the National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide drilling project reveals that warming in Antarctica began a few thousand years earlier than suggested by previous records. News Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:14:13 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-icecoreanalysis-lg.jpg Giant Iceberg Calves From Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf Nearly two years after NASA scientists discovered a huge crack across the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf, an iceberg bigger than the city of Chicago calved off into the Amundsen Sea. News Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:36:23 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-PIGiceberg-lg.jpg Former USAP Participants Land Spots on Latest Astronaut Class Antarctica is a huge continent, but it’s a small world when it comes to those who have lived and worked there. Yet Christina Hammock and Jessica Meir never met while working at different stations. Now they’ll get a chance after being chosen to join NASA's newest astronaut class. News Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:36:23 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-jessicameir-lg.jpg New Zealand Coroner Rules January Plane Crash Killed Antarctic Crew The deaths of three crew members of a Twin Otter aircraft that crashed into a mountain in Antarctica in late January have been officially attributed by a New Zealand coroner to injuries sustained in the crash... News Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-twinotteratcamp-lg.jpg NSF-Supported Antarctic Science Documentary Is Also a Teaching Tool Under the guidance of researchers and filmmakers, Rutgers undergraduates are fusing science and art into a story with broad appeal... News Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-datagathering-lg.jpg Midwinter Day 2013 Spending a winter in Antarctica is often compared to a marathon: slow and steady wins the race back to summer and sunlight. Scientists and support personnel at the U.S. Antarctic Program's three research stations crossed the midwinter hump on June 21, 2013, also known as Midwinter Day. News Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:36:23 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-spmidwinter2013-lg.jpg Two-month Time-lapse Video of Antarctic Ice Goes Viral Cassandra Brooks, a Stanford University doctoral student, spent two months aboard the National Science Foundation-operated icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer. She-and a video she produced on the voyage-became worldwide media sensations... News Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-nbpviralvideo-lg.jpg NSF Releases Plan to Guide Development of its Largest Antarctic Research Station The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a master plan for updating its largest Antarctic research station, McMurdo, on Ross Island, that will, among other goals, increase energy efficiency, along with logistical and resource efficiency... News Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-mcmmasterplan-lg.jpg New Study on Carbon Dioxide Absorption in Antarctic Seas Large-scale experiments where scientists spray iron into the waters to fertilize phytoplankton are controversial and, according to a new study at the Georgia Institute of Technology, perhaps not as effective as expected... News Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-diatomstudy-lg.jpg Predator and Prey: Researchers Hunt for Answers to Dynamics of Ross Sea Ecosystem There are few places left in the world where the big predators - think lions, tigers and bears - still naturally dominate their ecosystem. That's even true of the world's oceans - except one, The Ross Sea... News Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-fattideploy-lg.jpg IceCube Neutrino Observatory Reports First Evidence For Extraterrestrial Neutrinos A massive telescope in the Antarctic ice reports the detection of 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos that might have their origin in cosmic sources... News Thu, 16 May 2013 17:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-icecubedrillcamp-lg.jpg Recent Antarctic Climate, Glacier Changes at the "Upper Bound" of Normal In the last few decades, glaciers at the edge of the icy continent of Antarctica have been thinning, and research has shown the rate of thinning has accelerated and contributed significantly to sea level rise... News Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-uwwaiscore-lg.jpg NSF Responds to Panel's Suggestions for Improving Antarctic Science and Logistics The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a summary response to the recommendations of an external panel of experts that was charged with advising the agency on how to improve and streamline its logistical capabilities to more efficiently support world-class Antarctic science in coming decades... News Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-blueribbonresponse-lg.jpg NSF-funded Telescopes Discover Bursts of Early Universe Star Formation Distant, dust-filled galaxies were bursting with newborn stars much earlier in cosmic history than previously thought, according to newly published research... News Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-almagraphic-lg.jpg Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) Investigates Melting Polar Ice From the ground, air and space, CReSIS researchers study disappearing ice and the potential for sea level rise ... News Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-cresis-lg.jpg Antarctic Ice Core Contains Unrivaled Detail of Past Climate A team of U.S. ice-coring scientists and engineers in Antarctica, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), have recovered from the ice sheet a record of past climate and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that extends back 68,000 years... News Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-voighticecore-lg.jpg Johns Hopkins Scientist Says Ozone Thinning has Changed Ocean Circulation According to a Johns Hopkins earth scientist, the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has caused changes in the way that waters in those southern oceans mix--a situation that has the potential to alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and eventually could have an impact on global climate change.... News Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-ozonehole-lg.jpg U.S., New Zealand Search-and-Rescue Teams Recalled From Antarctic Crash Site Officials with the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) and Antarctica New Zealand have jointly decided to recall search-and-rescue teams from the site of an Antarctic aircraft crash after examination of the plane indicated that it would be unsafe at this point to further disturb the wreckage... News Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-twinotterrefuel-lg.jpg Loss of Three Canadian Aircrew Members in Antarctica Is Confirmed Statement by Kelly K. Falkner, director of NSF's Division of Polar Programs ... News Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-canadianmemorial-lg.jpg NSF-funded Team Samples Antarctic Lake Beneath the Ice Sheet In a first-of-its-kind feat of science and engineering, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully drilled through 800 meters (2,600 feet) of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial lake and retrieve water and sediment samples... News Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-wissardcam-lg.jpg Wreckage of Aircraft Located High in Antarctic Mountain Range The wreckage of a Twin Otter aircraft that was reported missing earlier this week in Antarctica has been found in a remote and mountainous area of the continent ... News Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-ctamtwinotter-lg.jpg NSF Cooperating with Italy, New Zealand in Search for Downed Plane in Antarctica Officials with the U.S. Antarctic Program are cooperating with their Italian and New Zealand counterparts, as well as the Rescue Coordination Centre in Wellington, NZ, in a search-and-rescue effort to locate a propeller-driven aircraft that is believed to have crashed in a remote and mountainous part of Antarctica ... News Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-missingtwinotter-lg.jpg Search For Life About to Begin in Lake Under the Ice The final push by a team of U.S. scientists to explore a lake nearly a kilometer below the ice sheet is about to begin. Their destination: subglacial Lake Whillans, a liquid body of water trapped under about 800 meters of ice. Their mission: To make some of the first explorations of a subglacial ecosystem ... News Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-wissarddrill-lg.jpg Study Finds Portions of West Antarctica Are Warming Twice as Fast as Thought A new study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought ... News Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-byrdwarming-lg.jpg Trio of Complex Antarctic Science Projects Reach Significant Technological Milestones Three very large-scale, National Science Foundation-funded Antarctic science projects have recently each reached important technological milestones that will advance cutting-edge research ... News Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-pineislandcamp-lg.jpg WAIS Divide Team Drills Historic Replicate Ice Core in West Antarctica A team of scientists and drilling engineers performed the Antarctic equivalent of pulling a rabbit out of the hat deep under the ice sheet. They reentered a 3,405-meter-deep borehole and collected ice along a parallel vertical path. It is the first time anyone has recovered a replicate ice core in this manner ... News Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-waisborehole-lg.jpg Camp Site from the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic Exploration Found A National Science Foundation-funded research team working on the slopes of the world's southernmost active volcano appears to have found the remains of a camp used by explorers of the so-called "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration ... News Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-priestlecamp-lg.jpg Ancient Microbes Survive Beneath the Icy Surface of Antarctic Lake NSF-funded findings related to microbe metabolism could have significance for the search for life in other worlds ... News Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-lakevidaicecore-lg.jpg International Study Provides More Solid Measure of Shrinking in Polar Ice Sheets The planet's two largest ice sheets have been losing ice faster during the past decade, causing widespread confusion and concern. A new international study provides a firmer read on the state of continental ice sheets and how much they are contributing to sea-level rise ... News Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-greenlandicesheet-lg.jpg Magical Realism: WISSARD Project Poised to Explore Subglacial Lake Whillans The biggest research program of the post-International Polar Year (IPY) era for the U.S. Antarctic Program, WISSARD brings together more than a dozen principal investigators to delve into a subglacial lake buried nearly a kilometer below the ice sheet ... News Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-AntSun_whallens-lg.jpg Explosive Event: South Pole Telescope Eyes Birth of First Massive Galaxies New data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) indicate that the birth of the first massive galaxies that lit up the early universe was an explosive event, happening faster and ending sooner than suspected ... News Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-AntSun_sptauroras-lg.jpg Boomerangs and Bad Weather: Storms Delay First Planes to McMurdo Station Late August storms around McMurdo Station delayed the first U.S. Antarctic Program flights to Antarctica since March, but the last of six planned flights finally took place on Aug. 31 (local time), officially ending the winter fly-in period called Winfly ... News Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-AntSun_C17disembark-lg.jpg South Pole Telescope Discovers Galaxy Cluster Creating Stars at Record Pace A National Science Foundation-funded radio telescope in Antarctica has found an extraordinary galaxy cluster that may force astronomers to rethink how galaxy clusters and the galaxies that inhabit them evolve ... News Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-SPTgalaxycluster-lg.jpg Blue Ribbon Panel Recommends Logistical Improvements to Support Antarctic Science On July 23, 2012, the 12-member U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel, commissioned by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) released their report ... News Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-blueribbon-lg.jpg Antarctic Medical Evacuation - August 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have set in motion the necessary steps to airlift a patient from McMurdo Station. The patient's condition may require treatment beyond what can be provided at the station's medical facility ... News Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:00:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-medevac8912-lg.jpg Remote Siberian Lake Holds Clues to Arctic--and Antarctic--Climate Change Intense warm climate intervals have occurred in the Arctic over the past 2.8 million years and correspond closely with times when parts of Antarctica were also ice-free and warm ... News Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-LakeE-Drill-lg.jpg Ancient Global Warming Allowed Greening of Antarctica Ancient Antarctica was warmer and wetter than previously suspected, enough to support vegetation along its edges, according to a new study published in the 17 June issue of Nature Geoscience ... News Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-ANDRILL-Camp-lg.jpg LARISSA Project Studies Ecosystem Changes Since Larsen Ice Shelf Collapse In 2002, the Larsen B Ice Shelf shattered in spectacular fashion. A decade later, a multidisciplinary team of scientists return to the region to understand the changes wrought by its disappearance... News Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_larissaBrendanReilly-lg.jpg Scientists Determined First-ever Census for Emperor Penguins A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought... News Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-emperorcensus-lg.jpg IceCube Neutrino Observatory Provides New Insights Into Origin of Cosmic Rays Analysis of data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station recently provided new insight into the production of cosmic rays... News Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-icecubeRays-lg.jpg Antarctic Research Stations Observe Winter Solstice U.S. Antarctic Program research stations across Antarctica marked the beginning of the end of winter this week. The winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere fell on June 20, a traditional day of celebration for those spending the winter in Antarctica ... News Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-McM-Midwinter-2012-lg.jpg NSF Office of Polar Programs Director Karl Erb Retires Karl Erb prepares to step down as the longest-serving director of the NSF Office of Polar Programs... News Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-erbretires-lg.jpg Mission Complete: South Pole Telescope Finishes Five-Year Survey The South Pole Telescope (SPT), the largest such instrument ever installed at the station, completed its scan of 2,500-square degrees of night sky at the end of the 2011 winter.... News Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_sptConstruction-lg.jpg Airborne System Allows Antarctic Researchers to Look Beneath the Surface NSF partners with international team to gather new information on hidden environments and past climate conditions in Antarctica... News Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-skyTEM-lg.jpg To the Rescue: USAP Research Vessel Transports Victims of Ship Fire to Safety USAP research vessel transports victims of ship fire to safety... News Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_rescueZodiac-lg.jpg NSF Awards Antarctic Support Contract to Lockheed Martin NSF picks Lockheed Martin to lead logistical support for the USAP... News Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:54:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_mcmHeloTown-lg.jpg South Pole Anniversary: Norwegian Prime Minister's Visit Honors Roald Amundsen Norwegian prime minister visits bottom of the world to honor Amundsen... News Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:31:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_poleNorwgnCrmnyPM-lg.jpg South Pole Website Celebrates a Century of Science The National Science Foundation (NSF) revised and updated its award-winning website: "U.S. South Pole Station: Supporting Science" ... News Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:31:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-nsfSPSR2011-lg.jpg NSF Director Subra Suresh on the Ice NSF director makes first visit to USAP facilities in Antarctica ... News Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:31:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_subraSuresh-lg.jpg Without Pier: McMurdo's Missing Ice Dock is Located Floating dock from McMurdo Station found locked in sea ice ... News Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:31:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_icePierShovel-lg.jpg Antarctica's Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains Mystery Solved National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded researchers may have at last answered a 50 year-old conundrum ... News Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:31:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-gamburtsevmtns-lg.jpg Pine Island Glacier: A Scientific Quest to Determine What's Causing Ice Loss International team to drill beneath massive Antarctic ice shelf ... News Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-PIGconvoy-lg.jpg NSF Funds RAPID Grants to Study Effects from New Zealand, Japan Earthquakes The devastating earthquakes that struck New Zealand and Japan earlier this year demonstrated that scientists still have much to learn about these catastrophic events ... News Tue, 1 Nov 2011 15:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_quakeAerial-lg.jpg Antarctica Rocks! Researchers brave bone chilling cold to solve geologic mysteries ... News Tue, 1 Nov 2011 15:25:35 GMT View More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_GoodgeVideo-lg.jpg Pacific Tsunami Creates Icebergs in Antarctica A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away ... News Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-tsunamibergs-lg.jpg University of California Irvine Studies Find Different Reasons for Global Methane Riddle Two new UC Irvine papers reach markedly different conclusions about why methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, unexpectedly leveled off near the end of the 20th century ... News Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-irvinestudies-lg.jpg West Antarctic Puzzles Bring Together Polar Researchers at Annual Workshop At the 18th annual West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Initiative workshop ... News Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_waisWorkshopIceEdge-lg.jpg Rift Spotted in Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf Before Upcoming Expedition A large crack has been spotted in the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf in West Antarctica, threatening to break loose ... News Tue, 1 Nov 2011 15:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_pigCrack-lg.jpg Antarctic Ozone Hole Should Start Healing, While Arctic Hole Getting Worse Researchers at NOAA announced late last month that the ozone hole that appears over Antarctica every spring in the Southern Hemisphere may start showing signs of recovery ... News Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_cryoBalloon-lg.jpg Fossilized Pollen Reveals Climate History of Northern Antarctica An examination of the first direct and detailed climate record from the continental shelves surrounding Antarctica reveals that the last remnant of Antarctic vegetation existed in a tundra landscape on the continent's northern peninsula about 12 million years ago ... News Fri, 6 Jul 2011 14:03:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-fossilpollen-lg.jpg Ocean Currents Speed Melting of Antarctic Ice Stronger ocean currents beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf are eroding the ice from below, speeding the melting of the glacier as a whole ... News Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:42:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-pineislandglacier-lg.jpg First Flights Arrive in McMurdo The long winter for those hunkered down at McMurdo Station is finally over ... News Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:25:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_c17FirstFlight11-12-lg.jpg South Pole Winter Airdrop Air force delivers needed supplies to South Pole using night-vision goggles ... News Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:45:35 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_airDropC17Inside-lg.jpg New Booklet About Antarctic Science Useful to Teachers Across Disciplines The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs is making available a new full-color, extensively illustrated booklet that highlights the variety of cutting-edge science conducted in Antarctica ... News Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:34:51 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-nsfbooklet-lg.jpg AGAP Scientists Gain New Understanding of Ice Sheet Dynamics Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province Project (AGAP) scientists working in the remotest part of Antarctica reveal new findings which turn common perceptions of glacial formation upside down... News Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:32:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_agapFlags-lg.jpg National Science Foundation Transports two Norwegian Expeditioners to Safety Berserk expedition were flown on a U.S. Air Force transport...]]> News Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:22:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_C17Pegaus2-lg.jpg Break-up of Sea Ice in McMurdo Sound Brings Wildlife Sightings The sea ice in McMurdo Sound has broken up to an extent not seen since 1998... News Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:22:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_mcmIceBreak-lg.jpg Glacial Stream Offers Insight into Evolution of Dissolved Organic Matter Cotton Glacier stream offers insight into evolution of dissolved organic matter... News Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:22:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_cottonStream-lg.jpg Last Plane of 2010-2011 Summer Field Season Leaves McMurdo One of the busiest field seasons in recent memory for the U.S. Antarctic Program ended at McMurdo Station on March 5th ... News Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:15:46 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-c130atMcM-lg.jpg WAIS Divide Project Completes Five-year Effort to Retrieve 3,331 Meter Ice Core The U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) has drilled and recovered its longest ice core to date from the polar regions, officially hitting 3,331 meters ... News Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:22:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_waisRebecca-lg.jpg NSF, University of Wisconsin-Madison Complete Construction of the World's Largest Neutrino Observatory Antarctica's IceCube is among the most ambitious scientific construction projects ever attempted... News Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-IceCube_SoutPole_USAP_news-lg.jpg Message from Dr. Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation Dr. Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation comments on the earthquake and tsunamis in Japan late last week and the earthquake in New Zealand last month ... News Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:32:31 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-sureshportrait-lg.jpg NSF's Nathaniel B. Palmer Sails with Sweden's Oden to Study Antarctic Peninsula Ecosystem Amundsen Sea Polynya International Research Expedition (ASPIRE) Combines Research and Education... News Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-NBP_Thumbnail_nearPalmerStation-lg.jpg NSF Signs $34.5-million Operating Agreement with University Of Wisconsin as Antarctic Neutrino Detector Nears Completion The collaborative agreement covers the cost of operating the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located in the ice under the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station... News Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-IceCubeDOM_1-lg.jpg U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Visits U.S., New Zealand Antarctic Programs U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a special visit to the U.S. and New Zealand Antarctic programs in Christchurch on Nov. 5 during a two-week diplomatic tour through Asia and the Pacific. ... News Mon, 8 Nov 2010 16:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_hillClinton-lg.jpg IceCube and Its Frozen Secrets Searching below the surface of Antarctica for the mysterious neutrino ... News Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-icecube1010-lg.jpg Marine Ecology Project Unites Four Generations of Scientists A professor from Scripps Institution of Oceanography who largely set the standard for the study of Antarctic marine ecology in the 1960s heads back to the Ice ... News Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-dayton2010-lg.jpg Arrival of Basler Aircraft Marks the End of Winter Isolation at South Pole The loneliness of the long-distance winter-over at the South Pole Station is finally over. Two Basler BT-67 aircraft landed at the U.S. Antarctic Program's southernmost research base on Oct. 16 (local time), ending about eight months of isolation for the 47 scientists and support personnel spending the winter ... News Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-usapNews_poleFirstBasler-lg.jpg Summer Season Begins at USAP's McMurdo Station An Australian Antarctic Division Airbus A319 landed at McMurdo Station on September 23, officially kicking off the summer field season for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) ... News Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-mainbody2010-lg.jpg Scientists Track Seal Hunt During Winter Night Randall Davis, Lee Fuiman and Terrie Williams will arrive in Antarctica a bit early this season in order to track seal predation behavior through the dark of Antarctica ... News Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:45:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-weddelwinter-lg.jpg USAP Researcher Receives Prestigious Prize for Discovery Helen Amanda Fricker was recently recognized for her achievements in polar science when she was awarded the 2010 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica ... News Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:14:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-fricker2010-lg.jpg USAP Researchers Process Important Samples at National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) Scientists from around the country spent time this summer at the National Ice Core Laboratory helping to catalog, cut, and ship pieces of ice taken from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ... News Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:37:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-niclwaiscores-lg.jpg 2010 Winter Fly-in (Winfly) Flights to Utilize Night-Vision Goggles Flights for the 2010 Winfly season are scheduled to arrive a week early using night-vision goggles ... News Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:31:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2010winfly-lg.jpg Satellite Used in Polar Research Enters Retirement NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) 1 supported important research and medical missions in Antarctica for more than a decade ... News Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:44:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-tdrs1-lg.jpg Antarctic Shoal Breaks the Ice Instruments on a massive berg help pinpoint previously unreported undersea ridge ... News Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:44:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-shoalbreach-lg.jpg First USAP Flight Since March Lands in Antarctica During Winter Night The first U.S. Antarctic Program flight to Antarctica landed safely at Pegasus airfield near McMurdo Station on August 15, 2010, ushering in the 2010 Winter Fly-in (Winfly) season. ... News Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:31:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-2010firstflight-lg.jpg Discovery of Seafloor Ridge by Robotic Sub Offers Insight into Ice Loss in Antarctica A robotic submarine found an important clue as to why one of West Antarctica's key glaciers is draining more ice toward the sea in recent years ... News Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:44:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-waissub-lg.jpg Palmer LTER (Longer Term Ecological Research) Scientists Monitor Climate Change Hugh Ducklow and his colleagues travel the western edge of the Antarctic Peninsula every January studying climate change in one of the world's fastest warming regions ... News Fri, 18 Jun 2010 11:44:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-lterac9deploy-lg.jpg Researchers Hunt Down Antarctic Microbes Scientists from Louisiana State University look for signs of microbial life in Antarctica's glaciers ... News Tue, 08 Jun 2010 09:44:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-LSUmicrobial-lg.jpg Antarctica's Soil Reveals Its Past Climate Researchers with the Antarctic Geological Drilling Program (ANDRILL) talk about international collaboration and new discoveries ... News Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:22:00 GMT View Video https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-360andrill-lg.jpg Deconstruction of the Dome The South Pole Dome, the U.S. Antarctic Program's most iconic research station, is coming down 35 years after it was officially dedicated in January 1975 ... News Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:50:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-domedeconstruction-lg.jpg Stiff Sea Ice Forces LARISSA Science Cruise to Reassess Project Priorities Nathaniel B. Palmer encountered unusually thick sea ice as it attempted to push south along the eastern edge of the Antarctic Peninsula causing a change in tactic for scientists planning to study the region to learn more about climate change ...]]> News Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:19:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-nbplarissa-lg.jpg U.S. Antarctic Program Personnel Send Midwinter's Greetings June 21, the winter solstice, marks the midpoint of the long, dark Antarctic night and is traditionally celebrated as a holiday ... News Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:44:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-mcm-mwg2010-lg.jpg Life at a Remote Field Camp Watch a video podcast that shows what it's like to live more than 900 miles from McMurdo Station in West Antarctica ... News Wed, 26 May 2010 10:48:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-byrdcamp-lg.jpg South Pole Experiences Warmest Year on Record in 2009 The average temperature at the South Pole was a bone-chilling minus 47.9 degrees Celsius (minus 54.2 Fahrenheit) in 2009. It was also the warmest year on record since 1957, when temperature records began at South Pole ... News Mon, 10 May 2010 13:56:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-sptemprecord-lg.jpg Through the Looking Glass: Scientists Peer into Antarctica's Past to See Future Climate Researchers brave rough seas and dodge icebergs to retrieve sediment cores that tell tales of early climates ... News Tue, 4 May 2010 11:06:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-JOIDES-lg.jpg State of the Antarctic: New SCAR Report Shows Continent Undergoing Major Changes Before world leaders met for the major climate conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, an international scientific body released the first comprehensive report on the current state of Antarctica�s climate and its relationship to the rest of the globe ... News Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:19:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-scarreport-lg.jpg Women Mark 40 Years of Working in the U.S. Antarctic Program In 1969, a handful of women arrived in Antarctica for the first time; over the following decades, hundreds of women flooded the USAP working their way into positions of authority, from running research stations to leading major science expeditions ... News Mon, 16 Nov 2009 10:32:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-womenonice-lg.jpg New Wind Farm to Help Power U.S., New Zealand Research Stations in Antarctica Two Antarctic research bases have completed construction of a new wind farm; the United States and New Zealand expect the new turbines to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels ... News Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:38:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-windfarm-lg.jpg British NSF-funded Researchers Deploy Automated Submarine A team of British and American scientists has successfully deployed an autonomous robot submarine on six missions beneath an Antarctic ice shelf using sonar scanners to map the seabed and the underside of the ice as it juts out over the sea ... News Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/news_NBPdeploy-lg.jpg New Evidence Demonstrates Climate Warming Affects Ice Sheet Stability A five-nation scientific team has published new evidence that even a slight rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, one of the gases that drives global warming, affects the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ... News Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/news_AndrillDemo-lg.jpg Climate-related Changes on the Antarctic Peninsula Being Driven from the Ecosystem Scientists have long established that the Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming spots on Earth. New research using detailed satellite data indicates that the changing climate is affecting not just the penguins at the apex of the food chain, but simultaneously the microscopic life that is the base of the ecosystem ... News Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/news_clmtChgChart-lg.jpg ANDRILL Research Indicates Remarkably Warm Period in Antarctica 15.7 Million Years Ago Researchers with the Antarctic Geological Drilling Program (ANDRILL) found evidence including fossils of marine algae and pollen of woody plants that indicates a remarkably warm period in Antarctica 15.7 million years ago ... News Tue, 13 Oct 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-warmper-lg.jpg NASA Flies to Antarctica for Largest Airborne Polar Ice Survey NASA begins a series of flights October 15, 2009 to study changes to Antarctica's sea ice, glaciers, and ice sheets. The flights are part of a six-year campaign that is the largest airborne survey ever made of ice at Earth's polar regions ... News Tue, 13 Oct 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-nasasurvey-lg.jpg International Polar Year (IPY) LARISSA Project Planned for 2009-10 Field Season in Antarctic Peninsula The LARsen Ice Shelf System project is an interdisciplinary program to study as many facets of an ice shelf ecosystem as possible following the collapse of the Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002 ... News Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-larissa-lg.jpg Study Provides Insight into Evolution and Extinction of Vanished Elephant Seal Colony An extinct southern elephant seal colony that once existed in huge numbers along sandy and rocky beaches in Antarctica has provided new insight into how quickly a species can respond to the emergence of a new habitat as climate changes and just as quickly disappear ... News Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-sealcolony-lg.jpg Main Field Season Under Way as Planes Bring in Hundreds of People to McMurdo Mainbody flights started arriving at McMurdo Station on October 3 and will continue throughout the Antarctic summer. The term "mainbody" refers to the summer migration of National Science Foundation support and research personnel to the station on Ross Island ... News Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:56:03 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-mainbody09-lg.jpg Antarctica's IceCube Telescope is Wisconsin-made When it's completed in 2011, the South Pole neutrino observatory, IceCube, promises to open a new scientific window on colliding galaxies and black holes. In the meantime, it's producing some decidedly down-to-earth results for Wisconsin ... News Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/news_iceCube-WisMade-lg.jpg Winter Fly-in 2009 WinFly, between Christchurch, New Zealand, and McMurdo Station, Antarctica to carry people and supplies in preparation for the 2009-10 austral summer season ...]]> News Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/rss-winfly-lg.jpg Improved Data Communications for South Pole Science New science data communications capability enables the NSF to share exciting results of its science programs with the public ... News Tue, 2 Jun 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/news_DataCommSat-lg.jpg Arctic and Antarctic-themed Activities to Bring a Breath of Polar Air to Baltimore The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is the focal point of a range of public events April 4 and 5 that highlight federally funded Arctic and Antarctic research programs. The events are being held in conjunction with a meeting on the international treaty, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first signing of the treaty. This is also the first time in 30 years the treaty parties have met in the U.S. ... News Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/news_MrylndSciCtr-lg.jpg Research at the Ends of the Earth The Arctic and Antarctic are the world's great "natural laboratories," where for decades scientists have studied the extremes of life: from fish with anti-freeze for blood, to microbes that can survive six months of intense cold and total darkness; from the birth of the universe, to an ocean that we know less about than the surface of the moon. More recently, the polar regions serve as harbingers of climate change and sites for studying early effects first-hand ... News Wed, 19 Nov 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/nsf-research-teaser-lg.jpg U.S. Antarctic Program personnel send Midwinter's Greetings June 21, the winter solstice, marks the midpoint of the long dark antarctic night and is traditionally celebrated as a holiday ... News Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/news/images/SP_MWG-2009-flash.jpg NSF Plays Major Role in Evacuation of Injured Australian from Antarctica A complicated international air operation coordinated by the USAP has successfully evacuated a badly injured employee of the Australian Antarctic Division ... News Thu, 6 Nov 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-lc130evac-lg.jpg Karl A. Erb, NSF's Polar Programs Director, on the Death of Martin A. Pomerantz Almost single-handedly, Martin Pomerantz recognized the value of one of the world's most remote and inhospitable places as an ideal place to study the physical origin of the Universe and other complex astrophysical phenomena ... News Thu, 6 Nov 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-mapo-lg.jpg International AGAP Team Poised to Probe One of Antarctica's Last Unexplored Places A U.S.-led, multinational team of scientists from six nations will pierce the mysteries of one of the globe's last major unexplored places this month ... News Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-agaplogo-lg.jpg Air Force Makes First Night Landing on Southernmost Continent Using night vision goggles, A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, performed the first known after-dark landing in Antarctica at McMurdo Station ... News Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-nightlanding-lg.jpg Antarctic Fossils Paint a Picture of a Much Warmer Continent National Science Foundation-funded scientists working in an ice-free region of Antarctica have discovered the last traces of tundra on the interior of the southernmost continent before temperatures began a relentless drop ... News Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-dry_valleys1-lg.jpg A Single Boulder May Prove that Antarctica and North America Were Once Connected A lone granite boulder found atop a glacier in Antarctica may provide additional key evidence to support a theory that parts of the southernmost continent once were connected to North America ... News Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-fossils1-lg.jpg New Antarctic Ice Core to Provide Clearest Climate Record Yet After enduring months on the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth, researchers today closed out the inaugural season on an unprecedented, multi-year effort to retrieve the most detailed record of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere over the last 100,000 years ... News Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-randerson-lg.jpg Scientific Balloons Achieve Antarctic Flight Record The NSF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have jointly achieved a new milestone in the almost 20-year history of scientific ballooning in Antarctica by launching and operating three long-duration sub-orbital flights within a single Southern-Hemisphere summer ... News Fri, 4 Jan 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-balloonrecord-lg.jpg Penguins Helped and Hurt by Changing Climate The NSF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have jointly achieved a new milestone in the almost 20-year history of scientific ballooning in Antarctica by launching and operating three long-duration sub-orbital flights within a single Southern-Hemisphere summer ... News Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-adelie-lg.jpg Robert Falcon Scott: The Pioneer Who Died for the South Pole British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his team tried to be the first party to reach the South Pole. While neither he nor his men survived, the scientific data he collected did, and scientists continue to rely on it today ... News Sun, 30 Mar 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-rfscott-lg.jpg Antarctica's Sea "Babies" in Limbo Marine biologist Donal Manahan and biologist Deneb Karentz are studying the effects of rising temperatures on the larvae of fish, worms and sea urchins ... News Mon, 17 Mar 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-urchin-lg.jpg A Bright Spot of Life on the Icy Continent Scientists and support personnel talk about working at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, the construction of which was recently completed, capping a 12-year, $174-million NSF project ... News Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-spstation-lg.jpg Vistas, Science and Staying Warm at the South Pole NPR's Danny Zwerdling was at the South Pole in January 2008, reporting for the Climate Connections series ... News Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-spsflags-lg.jpg Antarctic Ice Shelf Disintegration Underscores a Warming World Satellite imagery from the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder reveals that a 13,680 square kilometer (5,282 square mile) ice shelf has begun to collapse because of rapid climate change in a fast-warming region of Antarctica ... News Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-wilkins-lg.jpg NSF Dedicates New South Pole Station The United States has dedicated a new scientific station at the geographic South Pole--the third since 1957--officially ushering in a new support system for sophisticated large-scale experiments in disciplines ranging from astrophysics to environmental chemistry and seismology ... News Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:00:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/rss-dedication-lg.jpg Explorers Club to Honor NSF-Funded Researchers and Glaciologist Two NSF-funded scientists, a U.S. Antarctic Program glaciologist, and a recipient of the national Medal of Science, receive the Lowell Thomas Award from the New York-based Explorers Club in recognition of their work ... News Tue, 9 oct 2007 16:01:01 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/palaisTh.jpg Using Penguin Remains to Measure Antarctic Ice Movement National Science Foundation-funded researcher Steven D. Emslie has devised a means to radiocarbon-date penguin remains that allows him to track the advance and retreat of Antarctic ice sheets over thousands of years ... News Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:01:01 GMT http://appserv02.uncw.edu/news/article.asp?ID=2167 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/adelie-penguins2.jpg Researchers and Science Teacher to Explore Antarctica For the first time in more than a century, scientists will visit Antarctica's Amundsen Sea. Five researchers and a high school science teacher will participate in the cruise, as part of the International Polar Year PolarTREC project ... News Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:01:01 GMT http://www.utsa.edu/today/2007/08/antarctica.cfm Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/utsa-researchers.jpg Locked in Antarctic Glaciers, Ancient Microbes May Return to Life Ancient microorganisms, long frozen in glaciers, may return to life as the glaciers melt according to a study based on ice samples obtained by glaciologist David Marchant ... News Mon, 6 Aug 2007 16:01:01 GMT http://ur.rutgers.edu/medrel/viewArticle.html?ArticleID=5898 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/dna.jpg Erb Honored by French Republic for International Scientific Contributions Karl A. Erb, Director of the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs, has been named a Chevalier of the French National Order of Merit by the President of the Republic of France ... News Thu, 12 Jul 2007 16:01:01 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/erb_th.jpg New Undersea Images Challenge Prevailing Ideas About the Antarctic Ice Sheet Using echo-sounding equipment to create images and maps of areas below the ocean floor, researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara have begun to unravel a new story about the Antarctic Ice Sheet ... News Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:01:01 GMT http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=1628 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/nbp_erebus_th.jpg Antarctic Icebergs: Unlikely Oases for Ocean Life Icebergs have long gripped the popular imagination, whether as relatively run-of-the-mill floating hazards that cause "unsinkable' ships to founder or, more recently, as enormous ... News Thu, 21 Jun 2007 12:44:01 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=109653 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_th.jpg Palmer Station, Antarctica Celebrates Earth Day With an Underwater Clean Up Residents at Palmer Station, a year-round U.S. research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, removed old debris from the sea floor near the station in late April 2007, as a part of an annual Earth Day clean up ... News Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:20:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg International Polar Year Web Portal Offers Email Alerts for Educators Teachers can now sign up for e-mail alerts immediately informing them when news about federally funded educational materials, classroom resources and information about opportunities to assist scientists in the field is added to the U.S. government's Web portal for the International Polar Year ... News Wed, 09 May 2007 09:56:03 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=108984 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Report Offers Guidance on How to Safely Explore Vast Aquatic Systems Buried Under Antarctic Ice The National Science Foundation (NSF) should work within the environmental framework of the international Antarctic Treaty system to develop a global scientific consensus on minimally disruptive ways to ... News Thu, 31 May 2007 09:20:00 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=109587 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg International Polar Year (IPY) Funds Research and Exploration by Teachers, Students, and the Public People worldwide now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to research and explore the Arctic and Antarctic regions through the International Polar Year ... News Wed, 20 Sep 2006 08:40:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Landmark Completion of South Pole Telescope to Help Scientists Learn What the Universe is Made of and How it Got Here Just days before nations around the world were set to begin a coordinated global research campaign called the International Polar Year (IPY); scientists at the South Pole aimed a massive new telescope ... News Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:12:00 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Students Help Design a Remotely Operated Vehicle for Antarctic Research Shipping and assembling some scientific instruments in Antarctica can cost millions of dollars, thanks in part to the logistics needed to get materials and personnel to the southernmost continent on Earth. But this year ... News Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:34:00 GMT https://www.usap.gov/usapgov/News/contentHandler.cfm?id=1122 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg NPR Science Friday - Audio Programs on Antarctic Science Join Ira and guests in this hour of Science Friday for a wintertime roundup of Antarctic science. We'll talk about the ... News Fri, 5 Jan 2007 17:44:00 GMT http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/2007/Jan/hour2_010507.html Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg NSF Commemorates 50th Anniversary of First Flight to Land at the South Pole Fifty years ago, on October 31, 1956, a tiny U.S. plane landed on the ice sheet at the southern end of the world, 9,300 feet above sea level. The historic landing was commemorated at a ceremony on October 31, 2006 ... News Mon, 6 Nov 2006 16:01:01 GMT https://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=108147 Read the Story https://www.usap.gov/images/que-serasera.jpg New Lunar Meteorite Found in Antarctica The U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites team recently announced that one of the meteorites collected during the 2005-06 field season is a rare lunar meteorite, a type that has only been recovered once before ... News Wed, 1 Nov 2006 16:01:01 GMT http://blog.case.edu/case-news/2006/09/19/new_lunar_meteorite_found_in_antarctica Find Out More https://www.usap.gov/images/lunar-meteorite.jpg Alaskan Storm Cracks Giant Iceberg to Pieces in Antarctica In October 2005, iceberg B-15 broke into pieces, but scientists didn't know why. Researchers recently discovered the ice shift originated in the Gulf of Alaska, 8,300 miles north where a severe storm generated an ocean swell ... News Mon, 16 Oct 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/06/061002.iceberg.shtml Read the Story https://www.usap.gov/images/B15-0101.jpg Alaskan Storm Plays Role of Butterfly for Antarctica National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed Doug MacAyeal about the above-mentioned unusual example of the interconnectedness of the polar regions ... News Mon, 16 Oct 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6204027 Read the Story https://www.usap.gov/images/B15-Doug.jpg Chemical Cause of Ozone Hole Discovered 20 Years Ago This Month Twenty years ago, scientists learned human production of CFCs caused the ozone hole over Antarctica ... News Mon, 28 Aug 2006 18:44:01 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=107957 Read the Story https://www.usap.gov/images/ozonehole.jpg Polar Melting May Raise Sea Level Sooner Than Expected The Earth's warming temperatures are on track to melt the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets sooner than previously thought ... News Mon, 27 Mar 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://uanews.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/UANews.woa/8/wa/MainStoryDetails?ArticleID=12389 Find Out More https://www.usap.gov/images/sea-levels.gif Impact of Climate Warming on Polar Ice Sheets Confirmed In the most comprehensive survey ever undertaken of the massive ice sheets covering both Greenland and Antarctica, NASA scientists confirm climate warming is changing how much water remains locked in Earth's largest storehouse of ice and snow ... News Mon, 13 Mar 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/environment/ice_sheets.html Find Out More https://www.usap.gov/images/climate-warming.jpg NASA Mission Detects Significant Antarctic Ice Mass Loss The first-ever gravity survey of the entire Antarctic ice sheet concludes the ice sheet's mass has decreased significantly from 2002 to 2005 ... News Mon, 6 Mar 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2006-028 Find Out More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Two New Lakes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet Ancient water bodies may contain ecosystems adapted to life beneath more than two miles of ice ... News Mon, 6 Mar 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www.earth.columbia.edu/news/2006/story01-26-06.html Find Out More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Students, Faculty Depart For Antarctica After the spectacular 2002 collapse of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, an area roughly the size of Rhode Island, Eugene Domack, professor of geosciences at Hamilton College, led the first team of scientists into the area that had been undisturbed for nearly 10,000 years ... News Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www.hamilton.edu/news/more_news/display.cfm?id=10651 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Hamilton College 2006 Antarctic Expedition: Weekly Journals As we flew into Punta Arenas Chile in the late afternoon a familiar landscape greeted us. The elongated hills, called drumlins, were carved by ... News Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www.hamilton.edu/news/exp/Antarctica/2006/week1.html Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Irresistible Force Meets Immoveable Object During the week of March 20, iceberg C-16 moved rather quickly for a chunk of ice half the size of Wisconsin’s Dane County ... News Wed, 29 Mar 2006 18:44:01 GMT http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/media/features/mar_29_06.htm Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Arctic, Antarctic Melting May Raise Sea Levels Faster than Expected Ice sheets covering both the Arctic and Antarctic could melt more quickly than expected this century, according to two studies that blend computer modeling with paleoclimate records ... News Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:44:01 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=106798 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Polar Neutrino Observatory Takes a Big Step Forward During the recent austral summer, an international team of scientists and engineers took a major step forward in building a subglacial instrument known as IceCube ... News Thu, 2 Mar 2006 18:44:01 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=106781 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg NSF Launches New Web Portal for International Polar Year The National Science Foundation (NSF) today launched a portal Web site to provide the general public and members of the news media with easy access to ... News Tue, 17 Jan 2006 18:44:01 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=105719 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Crew Member Lost at Sea The formal search for Joshua Spillane, marine technician, ended at 1800 (EDT) on April 19. Joshua was discovered missing ... News Wed, 19 Apr 2006 17:30:00 GMT https://www.usap.gov/usapgov/News/contentHandler.cfm?id=1026 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg McMurdo Fish May Prove to be New Species You can count the variety of visible animals at McMurdo Station on one hand, so the idea that a new species would wander up to station might initially seem absurd ... News Sun, 22 Jan 2006 18:44:01 GMT https://www.usap.gov/usapgov/News/contentHandler.cfm?id=1005 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg South Pole Skylab Transition Keeps Sci Techs On the Move Multi-tasking is one of those trendy words that has entered the lexicon in recent years. For someone like Neal Scheibe, it’s a job description ... News Sun, 22 Jan 2006 18:44:01 GMT https://www.usap.gov/usapgov/News/contentHandler.cfm?id=998 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg What's The Dirt? Researchers Track Soil Movement and Land Erosion in the McMurdo Dry Valleys If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound? Jaakko Putkonen is trying to unravel a similar mystery: If the soil in the McMurdo Dry Valleys moves but ... News Sun, 22 Jan 2006 18:44:01 GMT https://www.usap.gov/usapgov/News/contentHandler.cfm?id=964 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Cargo, Fuel Safely Unloaded at Antarctic Research Station Overcoming challenging ice conditions, a ship has safely delivered cargo needed to supply National Science Foundation research stations in Antarctica ... News Fri, 10 Feb 2006 18:44:01 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Icy Overland Trip May Add Ground Vehicles to South Pole Supply Missions A four-year project to test the possibility of transporting scientific equipment and material by ground from a field station located on Antarctica's coastal edge to another deep in the continent's center has ended in success ... News Tue, 7 Feb 2006 18:44:01 GMT Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg DNA Studies Show Microevolution in Penguins By comparing the genetic code retrieved from 6,000-year-old remains of Adelie penguins in Antarctica with that of modern Adelies living at the same site as their ancestors ... News Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:44:03 GMT https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=104626 Read More https://www.usap.gov/images/gen_image_fl.jpg Digging Dinosaurs Books and movies have created in the public mind vivid images of what dinosaur hunters do ... 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