Video Clips, Maps and Images
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Video Clips

For the benefit of documenting science and expanding public awareness, aspects of the United States Antarctic Program are periodically recorded and broadcast. They are posted here to enhance your experience of Antarctica while you explore the USAP web site.

Maps and Images

Antarctica has been documented with many representations of the continent, including satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic items. The below links are excellent resources for information on geographic features, national claims, and Antarctic Protected Areas.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)—U.S. Antarctic Resource CenterExternal Non-U.S. government site
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)External Non-U.S. government site
USGS Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Images of AntarcticaExternal U.S. government site
Antarctic Geospatial Information Center (AGIC)External Non-U.S. government site
Polar Regions and Oceans Maps—University of Texas at AustinExternal U.S. government site
Geographic Information System (GIS)—Useful Maps and Images
Satellite Images of Antarctic Stations

Antarctic Webcams

The webcams provide live outdoor images of the U.S. Antarctic stations: McMurdo Station at Ross Island, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, and Palmer Station on the peninsula side of the continent. The images refresh roughly every 30 seconds or less; however, due to extreme temperatures, some cameras are disabled during the austral winter.

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