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POLENET: Deploying GPS Systems to Understand the Dynamics of Antarctica's Continental Ice Sheets

12/28/2007 Researchers with the NSF-funded portion of the international, bi-polar POLENET project are deploying GPS units and seismic sensors across Antarctica to learn how the continent's ice sheets are changing. Read their dispatches "live from the ice." More

Joint Norwegian-U.S. Antarctic Traverse Reaches Important Scientific Milestone

12/21/2007 A valuable contribution to the Antarctic climate record was obtained earlier this month when the science party drilled 90 meters of ice core, providing information about climate variations reaching back 1000 years. Read dispatches from the field. More

Remains of Massive Dinosaur Discovered in Antarctica Represents New Genus and Species

12/17/2007 NSF-funded paleontologists working at 14,000 feet near Antarctica's Beardmore Glacier uncovered an unknown type of dinosaur. The massive plant-eater, named Glacialisaurus hammeri, lived about 190 million years ago. More

Ice Stories: San Francisco's Exploratorium Features "Dispatches from Polar Scientists"

12/12/2007 The hands-on science museum has given cameras to penguin biologists, glaciologists, cosmologists, geologists, and marine scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic and asked them to document their adventures. More

Polar News from the American Geophysical Union's 2007 Fall Meeting

12/10/2007 The fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is expected to draw more than 15,000 geophysicists from around the world. Read about Polar-related news released at the meeting. More

NOAA Highlights 50-Year Carbon-Dioxide Record Taken at South Pole

12/7/2007 In 1957, the U.S. Weather Bureau, helped sponsor a young scientist to begin tracking carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere at two of the planet’s most remote and pristine sites: the South Pole and the summit of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. More