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Out of AGAP

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- The problem with going to remote places is that no one wants to come pick you up... {Read More »}

Our Series of Unfortunate Events

AGAP-SOUTH CAMP, ANTARCTICA– On January 6th, we sat around after dinner discussing how miraculous it was that nothing had gone wrong. This clearly was the cosmic queue for everything to go wrong in the next 27 hours... {Read More »}

A Typical Day in an Atypical Place

AGAP-SOUTH CAMP, ANTARCTICA– Once we began flying at AGAP, we quickly got into a routine of collecting data, downloading, archiving and running a quality control procedure. We are operating 24 hours a day in two teams... {Read More »}

AGAP South: Population 42

AGAP-SOUTH CAMP, ANTARCTICA-- There are finally planes in the airspace of AGAP-South! We flew our first survey lines during the transit of scientists from Pole to our main camp. With the first flight, came the first observation of... {Read More »}

The South Pole and Beyond

SUMMER CAMP, SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- So, perhaps I was a bit ahead of schedule when I referred to Friday as the Eve of Discovery. Since then, AGAP has been playing the waiting game... {Read More »}

South Pole Ack Camp

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- After more than a month in McMurdo, members of the AGAP team are camping at the South Pole to get their bodies acclimatized to high altitude living. Their destination is AGAP south camp in the East Antarctic Ice Sheet... {Read More »}

Casting Off the Lines

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND-- It is a quiet spring night in Christchurch, New Zealand. The air is filled with the heavy scent of the spring flowers. In twelve hours if the weather and aircraft cooperate we will take off for Antarctica... {Read More »}

From the Top of the Rock to the Bottom of the World

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK-- In New York City, fall is just beginning its descent into winter. Last night we sank below 40 degrees for the first time and back in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, it’s beginning to snow. Each time I clutch my scarf a little tighter to protect me from the wind,... {Read More »}

Antarctic Geology

At first glance, Antarctica seems to turn a cold shoulder to geologists. How do you study minerals and landforms on a continent that’s almost entirely covered by ice? But dauntless geologists are using a full range of tricks to peer under the ice. . .and what they’re finding is a big surprise. {Read More »}