Antarctica

An unexpected challenge on Antarctica: Measuring snowfall

The amount of snowfall is an important parameter used in modeling how the Antarctic continent’s mass of ice will change in the coming decades. As the planet warms, the margins of the continent are melting three times faster than just one decade ago.

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Environment

Geo answer

The answers to today's Geo Quiz are in Antarctica: New Zealand's Scott Base and the US McMurdo Station. The stations are now partly powered by the world's southern-most wind farm. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from project manager Scott Bennett.

Arts, Culture & Media

India's Antarctic base

India and Antarctica figure in the Geo Quiz. India is more than 8,000 miles from the South Pole. So that's how far a team of researchers will travel on India's first scientific expedition to the Pole. We're looking for the name of the science base.

Environment

Satellite data proves Antartica is warming

Despite the warming trend that is hitting the rest of the planet, it's been long thought that Antarctica is actually getting colder. But now scientists using satellite data have determined that Antarctica is actually warming like the rest of the planet.

Space Survival

A team of University of Arizona scientists use hydroponics ?a self-sustaining watering system ?to grow plants in a greenhouse designed for Mars.

Antarctic Mash

DJ Spooky cranks up the beat with field recordings from Antarctica as part of a multimedia performance to illustrate an "environment under duress."