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A First-Hand Account of a Uniquely Antarctic New Year Ceremony Jan 12, 2018

A First-Hand Account of a Uniquely Antarctic New Year Ceremony

In an annual ritual unique to Antarctica, personnel at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on January 1, 2018 unveiled the new marker that designates the geographic South Pole.


Atmospheric Observations at the South Pole Jan 16, 2018

Atmospheric Observations at the South Pole

The two-story Atmospheric Research Observatory building houses a long-term research program carried out by the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division. NOAA/ESRL measures long-term trends of gases and aerosols and their influence on the Earth's climate.


NPR Host Gets Tips from Antarctica for How to Stay Warm During the Bomb Cyclone Jan 5, 2018

NPR Host Gets Tips from Antarctica for How to Stay Warm During the Bomb Cyclone

The "bomb cyclone" has hit the eastern U.S. causing flight cancelations and power outages. On Jan. 5, Keri Nelson, at NSF's Palmer Station, Antarctica, discussed with All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro how people on "The Ice" persevere in extreme weather.


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