Understanding NSF Research: Arctic & Antarctic
Image Captions and Credits
An aurora borealis dances in the sky overtop Summit Station, located on the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Credit: Ed Stockard
Early morning at the Tutakoke River field camp in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Researchers from Utah State University are studying how the phenology of sub-Arctic tundra plants and the seasonal arrival of migratory Pacific black brants affects ecosystem functioning at the field site.
Credit: Ryan Choi, Utah State University
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
Credit: Daniel Leussler [CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons
A humpback whale emerges from the water off the Antarctic Peninsula. This image was collected under National Marine Fisheries Services permit 808-1735 and Antarctic Conservation Act permit 2009-014.
Credit: Ari Friedlaender, National Science Foundation
A vibrant sunset at Palmer Station, Anvers Island, located near the Antarctic Peninsula.
The National Science Foundation runs the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). In addition to maintaining three U.S. research stations on the continent, USAP supports research projects in an array of scientific disciplines including, for example, aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems. Outreach such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program and education programs are also supported. For more information about USAP, visit the program's website.
Credit: Kelly Jacques, National Science Foundation
An iceberg in the Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland. (Date of Image: April 25, 2005).
Credit: Konrad Steffen, CIRES/University of Colorado at Boulder
Staying warm at the South Pole. James Reaves, South Pole Safety Engineer, poses for a quick photo while working outdoors.
Credit: Michelle Handlin, NSF