Monday, June 11, 2007

New-Generation Polar Research Symposium

The New-Generation Polar Research Symposium will be held May 4-11, 2008at La Foret Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information visit the conference website at:

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Antarctic glaciers accelerate as climate warms

Satellite data indicates that hundreds of glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula are flowing faster than expected. Faster ice drainage leads to sea level rise, a major concern for low-lying coastal areas elsewhere. Authors Pritchard and Vaughan published an article on this topic in the Journal of Geophysical Research last week. More in:
Press Release British Antarctic Survey

Photo: British Antarctic Survey

Scientists prepare for 2007 ANDRILL season

After a successful drilling season in 2006, preparations for the upcoming season of the Antarctic Drilling Program (ANDRILL) are underway. In Fall 2007 ANDRILL plans to drill a deep hole through sedimentary strata in southern McMurdo Sound. On-ice scientists from the United States, New Zealand, Italy and Germany currently go through extensive medical and dental exams. McMurdo station, where most scientists will be stationed, has limited medical facilities. More about ANDRILL..

Photo: Sandra Passchier, courtesy NSF