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Lenticular Clouds Over Antarctica

In 43 hours across five science flights in late November 2013, NASA's P-3 research aircraft collected more than 20,000 kilometers (12,000 miles) worth of science data.

Concordia Calling

Are you a team player who is unafraid of long isolation? Do you have a medical degree and a healthy love of extremes? ESA is offering the chance of a lifetime to run space experiments in one of the world's most isolated places: Concordia research station in Antarctica.

Pine Island Glacier In Motion

Pine Island is the largest glacier in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and one of the fastest ice streams on the continent, flowing into Pine Island Bay in the Amundsen Sea.

Using a telescope installed at the driest place on Earth -- Ridge A in Antarctica -- a UNSW-led team of researchers has identified a giant gas cloud which appears to be in an early stage of formation.

Each day the team must decide whether to launch a balloon based on the current ground conditions, such as how strong the wind is.

Near the centre of Antarctica, measurements from CryoSat show an unusual pattern in the ice sheet's elevation.

Austral summers are not as exciting now as they once were when the IceCube Neutrino Observatory was under construction at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, involving a huge hot-water drill and the deployment of thousands of digital optical modules deep into the ice sheet.

Mosaic of Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth - and, during the austral summer, it is also the sunniest.

What Lies Beneath The Ice in Antarctica?

A field campaign dedicated to SMOS and GOCE has revealed unexpected similarities in the missions' very different types of measurements.

Dale Andersen: I took the DJI Phantom quadcopter out for a quick flight so I could get a shot of our camp here at Lake Obersee, Antarctica.

What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees Celsius) on a clear winter night.

This image of the Transantarctic Mountains was taken from the NASA P-3 airborne laboratory on Nov. 27, 2013, near the end of the 2013 IceBridge Antarctic campaign.

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole was the first to discover ultrahigh-energy neutrinos which most likely were the result of cosmic acceleration in outer space.

The journey to the Concordia research base in Antarctica is never predictable. Delays due to weather can keep travellers at the stopover points for days.

Elbow room. It's not something one would think to be lacking at South Pole - a location so remote that the first polar explorers only visited the geographic bottom of the planet a little more than a century ago.

The ozone hole that forms each year in the stratosphere over Antarctica was slightly smaller in 2013 than average in recent decades, according to NASA satellite data.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a master plan for updating its largest Antarctic research station, McMurdo, on Ross Island, that will, among other goals, increase energy efficiency, along with logistical and resource efficiency.

Last June, attendees at the Neutrino 2012 international conference heard about two rare events observed by the IceCube neutrino telescope. Science-trained eyes immediately classified them as something they had never seen before.

Reliable information on the depth and floor structure of the Southern Ocean has so far been available for only few coastal regions of the Antarctic. An international team of scientists under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor.

Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have been working with a host of international collaborators to present the most detailed map yet of Antarctica's landmass. Bedmap2 reveals a landscape of mountain ranges and plains cut by gorges and valleys much deeper than previously seen. In addition, the map allows scientists to analyse, in much greater detail, the bed below the Antarctic ice sheet.

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