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Diving Robots Find Antarctic Seas Exhale Surprising Amounts of Carbon Dioxide in Winter new item Aug 15, 2018

Diving Robots Find Antarctic Seas Exhale Surprising Amounts of Carbon Dioxide in Winter

The open water nearest the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, a new study has found.


McMurdo's Satellite Tracking Station is a Critical Link in Global Observing Network new item Aug 15, 2018

McMurdo's Satellite Tracking Station is a Critical Link in Global Observing Network

Technicians at NSF's McMurdo Station, Antarctica were the first in the world to receive data from NASA's GRACE-FO satellites, launched in May to track water movement across the globe.


Researchers Recover Two-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Ice, Containing a Trove of Pollen, Dust and, Possibly, DNA Aug 6, 2018

Researchers Recover Two-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Ice, Containing a Trove of Pollen, Dust and, Possibly, DNA

A team of NSF funded researchers has brought home from the distant mountains of Antarctica samples of two-million-year-old ice, some of the oldest ever discovered and more than twice as old as most previous samples.


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