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New South Polar Times A newsletter written by the staff of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, South Pole, Antarctica. This Internet newsletter to provides students and teachers around the world with information on Antarctica, the scientific research taking place there, and fun facts about life at the station.

Students on Ice This program offers exciting educational expeditions for high school students and adults to the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Casey Station, Australian Antarctic Division.

Macquarie Island, Australian Antarctic Division.

Mawson Station, Australian Antarctic Division.

Davis Station, Australian Antarctic Division.

Scott Base, New Zealand Antarctic Program.

McMurdo Station, Antarctic Support Associates, United States Antarctic Program.

Palmer Station, Antarctic Support Associates, United States Antarctic Program.

Palmer Station , The Arctic and Antarctic Research Center of the California Space Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the University of California - San Diego

RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer, Antarctic Support Associates, United States Antarctic Program.

USCG Polar Sea.

USCG Polar Star.

Antarctic Development Squadron Six Operates on the harsh continent of Antarctica as the United States Navy's only squadron directly supporting the mission of polar research and scientific programs of the National Science Foundation. Responsible for 7 LC-130 "Hercules" transport aircraft and 6 HH-1N "Huey" helicopters flying to most parts of Antarctica. The ski-equipped LC-130s move large amounts of cargo, personnel and fuel throughout the continent while the HH-1Ns operate in the local McMurdo area and in different field camp detachments and stations.

Virtual Tour - McMurdo Station, Antarctica Take a tour of the McMurdo Station with the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA).

Virtual Tour - The Poles Take a tour of the South Pole with the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA).

Journals and Travel Logs

NOVA - Mountain of Ice This video work contrasts NOVA's experiences in 2001 with those of Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen, who led the first successful expedition to the South Pole in December 1911, and British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, who reached the pole a month after Amundsen and then perished with his men a few miles short of their last food cache.

Journey with Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft as they cross Antarctica on sled from Queen Maud Land to Ross Sea. THe expedition starts 1 November and should be completed by mid-February.

United States component of the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition USITASE. Because of the remoteness of the continent, Antarctica is an ideal location to monitor biogeochemical cycles and local-to-global scale climate change. The international team of researchers will acquire short ice cores in transects across the Antarctic Ice Sheet to address two key scientific objectives: 1) to determine the spatial variability of Antarctic climate over the last 200 to 1000 years; and 2) to determine the environmental variability in Antarctica over the last 200 to 1000 years.

Secrets of the Ice, An Antarctic Expedition. Brought to you by the Boston Museum of Science, this educational expedition is the counterpart of the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition. Sections include history of exploration, scientific background, and connections to the researchers via RealAudio.

The Antarctic Sun News from Raytheon Polar Service Company

Brent Matson worked at Siple Dome and has provided pictures of field research.

Expedition Antarctica The objectives of this expedition were to retrieve three sediment trap moorings and long gravity core from the Muller Ice Shelf area of Lallemand Fjord and to perform a biological dredge in Crystal Sound, as well as to explore areas of Palmer Deep and Paradise Harbor. Track the 1999 expedition with the daily journal reports.

John Jacobsen and Kurt Woschnagg have posted many pictures of thier visit to the South Pole in January of 1997.

Robert Schwarz has many pages full of pictures showing life at the South Pole.

Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic (TEA) Join teachers as they venture to points north and south and parcticipate in Arctic and Antarctic research expeditions. Follow their adventures through daily electronic journals, correspond with them while they are in the field, chat with them through CU-SeeMe sessions. Keep up-to-date on the science and life at the poles. Upcoming Arctic field season begins in June 1998; Antarctic field season begins in October.

Tom Spencer is a teacher with Chesapeake Public Schools where he teaches Engineering and Physics for Technology at the Center for Science and Technology. Tom recently spent several weeks in Antarctica under a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation that involves teachers with scientific research. He's working with the Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array (AMANDA) project.

Tony Hansen has visited Antarctica twice to work on a National Science Foundation project. He installed instruments that measure pollution in order to study the impact of research station on the ecosystem.

Virtual Antarctica On December 10, 1995, TerraQuest's maiden voyage commenced as the Livonia set out from Ushuaia, Argentina. Over the next two weeks the guests and crew sailed across Drake's Passage to the penguin-filled Shetland Islands, and on to the continent of Antarctica. Images and information about Antarctic earth and life science.

Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. (MSSS) Antarctic research, journals, images and computer simulations of Mike Malin.

The South Pole Adventure Web Page Science writer Janice VanCleave and Randy Landsberg of CARA (the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica) have gone to the ends of the earth to get kids excited about science. They invite you to join their expedition to the South Pole and try some experiments along the way!

Toiling Under the Midnight Sun Journal entries, images, other information about living and working in Antarctica all with a personal flair.

Wilkes Land Experiment 1995 A 7 week trip south on the US icebreaker (managed by ASA (Antarctic Support Associates), the Nathaniel B. Palmer, with the intention of studying the shelf water off Wilkes Land, Antarctica.