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President Trump's Midwinter's Day Message to the Antarctic Community Jun 21, 2017

President Trump's Midwinter's Day Message to the Antarctic Community

Continuing a tradition that dates to the International Geophysical Year, President Donald J. Trump has issued an annual message of congratulations and encouragement to researchers and support personnel, on the Southern Hemisphere's shortest day.


'Skibird' Navigator Shares Antarctic Flying Experience in a Children's Book Jun 21, 2017

'Skibird' Navigator Shares Antarctic Flying Experience in a Children's Book

Air Force Amanda - the storybook character version of Maj. Amanda Coonradt of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing - came to life in December 2015 while Coonradt was supporting U.S. science research in Antarctica. Maj. Coonradt decided to write a book to feel closer to her daughter back home and to help other children understand why the mission was so important.


OPP-Funded Study: Widespread Melt in West Antarctica Documented During Unusually Warm Austral Summer Jun 15, 2017

OPP-Funded Study: Widespread Melt in West Antarctica Documented During Unusually Warm Austral Summer

An area of West Antarctica more than twice the size of California partially melted in 2016 when warm winds forced by an especially strong El Nino blew over the continent, an international group of researchers, supported in part by OPP, has determined.


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