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Back to the Future: Meet our Flying Laboratory

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Imagine it's 1942 and you are a pilot ferrying a brand new Douglas C-47 twin-engine airplane from the factory in sunny Santa Monica, California to England to support the Royal Air Force's efforts to stop Hitler... {Read More »}

Peering through East Antarctica Ice

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the sleeping giant of the cryosphere: it covers more than 95% of the Antarctic continent and locks up more than 60% of the world's supply of fresh water. Scientists from many different countries are digging into East Antarctica's climate history to help predict how this vast ice sheet could respond in a warming world. {Read More »}

International Polar Years

Four times over 100-plus years, major initiatives have brought together scientists from around the globe to collaboratively study the poles. {Read More »}