Antarctica

A satellite image of a horseshoe shaped island.

A Harbor in the Center of a Volcano

Caitlin Dempsey

Deception Island is one of the only places in the world where ships can sail directly into the middle of an active volcano.

A satellite image of a glacier in the Antarctic.

Glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula are Moving Faster During the Summers

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers analyzed 10,000+ satellite images taken from 2014 to 2021 to measure the seasonal velocity of 105 glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula.

A satellite image showing snow, blue ice, and rocks in Antarctica.

Why are Most Meteorites Found in Antarctica?

Caitlin Dempsey

More meteorites have been found in Antarctica than all other continents combined. Why is that?

Quantarctica – Free GIS Data for QGIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Quantarctica is a collection of freely downloadable GIS data for Antartica.

A photograph showing a snow algae bloom dominated by green algae starting to melt out from beneath seasonal snow cover. Photo: Gray et al., 2020. CC BY 4.0.

Why Is Antarctica’s Snow Turning Green?

Katarina Samurović

The coasts of the northern Antarctic Peninsula are seasonally turning green, orange, and red - all thanks to microscopic algae.

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