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Flying through the Transantarctic Mountains

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- On my way to McMurdo for some quick dental repair, I was able to capture some spectacular video of the Transantarctic Mountains... {Read More »}



And in a Blink of an Eye Summer is Gone

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Now as we approach mid-February, people are leaving by the bundles. A little less than 2 weeks ago we had about 250 people on station. Now we are down to about 125. There are 2 more major passenger flights out of here in which we will lose about 80 more people leaving us with about 48 people for the winter... {Read More »}



To Antarctica

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- I’ve spent the last 4 days in transit from the US to Antarctica. I left home midday on Saturday (22 August), flying from Denver to San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand... {Read More »}



Altocumulus Standing Lenticular Clouds

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- On December 16, I flew to the South Pole. To get to the pole, we fly on specially outfitted LC-130 Hercules cargo planes which are operated by the New York Air National Guard. These planes have skis on them so they can land on the ice runway... {Read More »}



Glaciers from the Air

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- On our flight to the South Pole, the view out the tiny windows on the LC-130 are mostly of a flat, white, vast ice scape. But there are some interesting features… {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 »}



Tango 1 and the Air We Breathe

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- We have been preparing for a week to move to our deep field location, Tango 1. Tango 1 is a camp deep in the Transantarctic Mountains about 800 miles from the McMurdo Station. This is going to be a completely new Antarctic experience for me... {Read More »}



It Takes a Lot to Get Here

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- This is my first official day at the main US research base in Antarctica: McMurdo Station. I am very excited to start bringing you the stories of POLENET science and what life is like as we do our work from one of the most remote places on the face of the planet... {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 »}



The Road to ANDRILL

MCMURDO ICE SHEET-- In this video dispatch, ride in a special Mat Track truck across the ice sheet with me as I travel with ANDRILL Staff Scientist Richard Levy from McMurdo Station to the ANDRILL… {Read More »}