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Moving On

ABOARD THE JOIDES RESOLUTION, OFF THE COAST OF WILKES LAND, ANTARCTICA– So, guess what? We had to abandon our first drill hole, the one I wrote about yesterday. Turned out we had drilled into a massive body of sand, gravel, and big rocks... {Read More »}

First UAV Flight in East Antarctica

HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE-- Andreas Tollefsen of Norut (Northern Research Institute) in Norway, was in charge of flying the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) we had along with us on the traverse. The UAV carried a payload of... {Read More »}

The Train from Pole to Troll

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- At the South Pole, we met up with Ice Stories correspondent Zoe Courville just before she and her team embarked on their 3,000 km traverse across the desolate and frigid East Antarctic Ice Sheet. In this video, Zoe gives us a tour of the vehicles... {Read More »}

Mapping East Antarctica’s Uncharted Territory

WILLIAMS FIELD, NEAR MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- East Antarctica contains nearly all the world's supply of fresh water and could contribute hundreds of feet of sea level rise, yet little is known about the stability of this vast ice sheet... {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 »}

Homeward Bound

OFFSHORE NEW HARBOR CAMP, ANTARCTICA-- November 24th, 2008: my final day at the Offshore New Harbor Camp. After completing nearly 48 kilometers of seismic data collection... {Read More »}