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Shedding Light on an Ecosystem in the Dark
Studying how a polar marine ecosystem responds to an ice shelf collapse
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Studying Air and Sea Interactions at Terra Nova Bay
Monitoring Earth’s Atmosphere
Measuring Global CO2 from the Cleanest Air on Earth
Frozen History
Using ice cores to read the story of the earth’s past climates
Wilkes Land Expedition
Drilling into Antarctica’s Deep Climate Past
Peering through East Antarctica Ice
Mapping the Icy Continent from Above
First Descents: Exploring Seas Under the Ice
Building an underwater robot for Antarctic marine science
The Oldest Ice on Earth?
Investigating buried glacier ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys
Floating Ecosystems
Thriving ecosystems—made up of phytoplankton, seabirds, and more—form when free-floating icebergs melt into the sea.
Seeing the Past with Sound
Imaging Antarctica's climate history
Mapping the Last Mountain Range on Earth
Antarctica’s Gamburtsev Mountains
Using the world's largest neutrino telescope, buried in the ice below the South Pole, to detect violent events in distant galaxies
Pulse of the Poles
A network of geosensors on both poles will monitor bedrock beneath the ice.
Into the Great White Open
Traversing the ice sheet from pole to troll
Ross Sea Penguins
Studying how penguins respond to climate change in Antarctica
Under the Glaciers
Investigating the lakes, floods, and waterways beneath the West Antarctica Ice Sheet
Chasing Science in Antarctica
Penguins, neutrinos, and Mars on Earth
Melting Antarctica
Measuring ecological change and warming at the Antarctic Peninsula
South Pole Telescope
Viewing the distant universe from the bottom of the world
Antifreeze Fish
Studying Antarctic toothfish and the special proteins in their bodies that help them thrive in subfreezing waters
Drilling through Time
Bringing up deep sediment cores from under ice-covered seas at the edge of the Antarctic continent
Sky-High Science
Studying cosmic rays, antimatter, ice sheets, and more using scientific balloons