Origins: Antarctica: Field Notes: Antarctic Odors | Exploratorium

Origins: Antarctica: Field Notes: Antarctic Odors | Exploratorium

Scientists have found life in the depths beneath the ice

Digging for the Secrets Beneath Antarctica

Scientists have found life in the depths beneath the ice

(Phys.org) —A massive ancient subglacial trough – deeper than the Grand Canyon - has been discovered by a team of UK experts.

What lies beneath: Giant trench under Antarctic Ice, deeper than Grand Canyon

Mariana Trench - Wikipedia

Mariana Trench in the western Pacific. The trench is some miles long (about km), with an average width of only 43 miles km). Image via Wallace at Wikimedia Commons. The Challenge Deep, the Mariana Trench is almost 7 miles deep

Or, In Which I Discover Snow Flies and Am Once Again Amazed by How Weird the World Is. On Valentine’s Day, while setting up luminaries for a romantic candlelight snowshoe hike, I discovered t…

Or, In Which I Discover Snow Flies and Am Once Again Amazed by How Weird the World Is. On Valentine’s Day, while setting up luminaries for a romantic candlelight snowshoe hike, I discovered t…

Read our childhood brain tumour page here, for more Information on brain tumours in children and the symptoms.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity. We fund scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and provide support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott in his sledging gear. After his disappointing arrival at the pole, Scott and his men died of exposure and starvation on the return voyage; making him a rather unlucky man.

Roosevelt Island Ice Core Drilling - YouTube

Nancy Bertler describes an ice core drilling expedition to the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica for the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) project

How can we use ice cores to understand past climate? What information can we get from ice cores?

How can we use ice cores to understand past climate? What information can we get from ice cores?

This schematic cross section of an ice sheet shows an ideal drilling site at the centre of the polar plateau near the ice divide, with ice flowing away from the ice divide in all direction. From: Snowball Earth.

How can we use ice cores to understand past climate? What information can we get from ice cores?

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