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SOUND FILE: Antarctic Ice Shelf "Sings" as Winds Whip Across its Surface
News  /  Thursday October 18, 2018
Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab's surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic "tones" scientists could potentially use to monitor changes...

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A South Pole Record
News  /  Tuesday October 16, 2018
The idea of spending six months in the darkness of a South Pole winter may not appeal to many -- it involves ice as far as the eye can see, sub-zero temperatures...

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Weather Disrupts Early Antarctic Research Season Airlift
News  /  Friday October 12, 2018
Severe weather in Antarctica has delayed U.S. Antarctic Program flights from New Zealand to the southernmost continent, creating the potential for at least partial disruptions of some projects scheduled for the Antarctic...

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Rapid, Widespread Changes May be Coming to Antarctica's Dry Valleys
News  /  Thursday October 11, 2018
Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys have undergone changes over the past decade and the recent discovery of thawing permafrost, thinning glaciers and melting ground ice by an NSF-funded research team are signs that...

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Antarctic Dinosaur Extends its Range into Ohio
News  /  Monday September 24, 2018
The fossil remains of Cryolophosaurus-"frozen crest lizard"-ellioti were the first of a carnivorous dinosaur to be discovered in Antarctica and the first non-avian dinosaur from the continent to be officially named....

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Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science Sep 18, 2018

Dear Colleague Letter: Leveraging Investments in Education and Polar Science

The Research on Learning (DRL) and Undergraduate Education (DUE) divisions of NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate and the Office of Polar Programs have jointly issued a Dear Colleague Letter to encourage proposals that will leverage NSF's investment in polar sciences and infrastructure and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research and development.


McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section Aug 27, 2018

McGinn to Begin Temporary Assignment as Acting Head of Polar Environment, Safety and Health Section

Nature McGinn will begin a temporary assignment on September 2 as acting head of OPP's Polar Environment, Safety and Health (PESH) Section. She is currently OPP's environmental policy program manager and Antarctic Conservation Act permit officer.


NSF Office of Polar Programs Releases Updated Polar Code of Conduct
NSF Antarctic Station-Manager Position Open: Deadline, July 6, 2018

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Special Report

A site map of the proposed new McMurdo Station taken from the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Report

Take a look at the National Science Foundation's plans for the future of science and logistics in Antarctica.