Antarctica

Scientists discover new Ozone-damaging Chemicals

Scientists discover new Ozone-damaging Chemicals

New ozone-destroying chemicals found in atmosphere. Scientists warn that “mysterious compounds undermining recovery of ozone hole over Antarctica.”   Image © NASA animation by Robert Simmon.

By |March 11, 2014|Green Energy, Physics|

The Seventh Continent

The Seventh Continent 2

If you want to know how beautiful Antarctica is, then take a look at this video shot by Enrico Sacchetti from a helicopter over Terra Nova Bay, at the Italian Mario Zucchelli Research Station.

By |February 10, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Clearing Antarctic Snow

Clearing Antarctic Snow

In this video the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica tech team getting to grips with the annual “spring cleaning”. They are clearing massive amounts of snow accumulated during winter, servicing the vehicles and starting up the station’s systems.    Take a look at the video…

By |February 1, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Strongest Ice breaker is heading to release two frozen Ships

Ice breaker USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10)

Polar Star it’s not the largest or most powerful ice breaker (like Russia’s nuclear-powered NS Yamal), but with its 75,000 horsepower can crush a two story ice wall.

By |January 10, 2014|Boats|

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship completed

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship

The 52 passangers from the Akademik Shokalskiy, the ship that had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days, have now been rescued.   Image © Andrew Peacock

By |January 3, 2014|Aquatic, Boats|

Reaching South Pole on foot

Reaching South Pole on foot 1

Polar explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere reached the southernmost point on our planet, the South Pole in Antarctica on foot.

By |December 30, 2013|Sports|

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

A group of 74 scientists, tourists and crew aboard a Russian ship stuck in ice off Antarctica, still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.     Image © Andrew Peacock

By |December 29, 2013|Aquatic|

First person to cycle to the South Pole

First person to cycle to the South Pole

British adventurer Maria Leijerstam, become the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent.

By |December 28, 2013|Sports|

The Coldest Place in the World

The Coldest Place in the World

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 92 degrees Celsius (133.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on a clear winter night.   Watch the videos…

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky 2

Lenticular clouds are a type of wave cloud. They usually form when a layer of air near the surface encounters a topographic barrier, gets pushed upward, and flows over it as a series of atmospheric gravity waves.   Image © Michael Studinger. Caption by Adam Voiland

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