Recently in the Polar Research Category


I am currently in the high arctic sitting (Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada) in a tent next to the Stolz Diapir spring site at Whitsunday Bay.

Microbiologist Jill Mikucki first saw a photo of Blood Falls during a class for her master's degree at Portland State University. It immediately captivated her.

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and Reading University have demonstrated that, after over 1,500 years frozen in Antarctic ice, moss can come back to life and continue to grow.

The Tawani Antarctic Expedition group photo, taken just before we started taking down the tents at Lake Obersee. Tomorrow and Monday we say goodbye to Cape Town and start our journeys back to USA, Austria and Russia.

The Everest tracked vehicle is here with a nice large sled in the back and a cabin attached.

We have completed our work here at Lake Obersee, accomplishing most all of our objectives despite a late start due to stormy weather.

I just got off the phone with Dale Andersen who is at Lake Obersee, Antarctica.

We made the first dives beneath the thick, perennial ice (3.6 m) of Lake Obersee yesterday.  

We have had pretty nice weather the last two days so we have taken advantage of it with a fair amount of work. Today we put up the tripod that will support the new met station I am deploying here at Lake Obersee.

The weather today was quite nice. While a bit windy, it was sunny all day which was a nice change of pace.