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SOUND FILE: Antarctic Ice Shelf new item Oct 18, 2018

SOUND FILE: Antarctic Ice Shelf "Sings" as Winds Whip Across its Surface

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 in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research.

A South Pole Record new item Oct 16, 2018

A South Pole Record

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 and no flights in or out, from February to October.

Weather Disrupts Early Antarctic Research Season Airlift Oct 12, 2018

Weather Disrupts Early Antarctic Research Season Airlift

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 research season, which gets underway this month and runs through February.

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