Winds are thought to play a significant role in driving the asymmetric seasonal cycle of Antarctic sea ice growth and melt.
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first all-women research team in Antarctica.
It’s notoriously difficult to access, but new technologies, international collaboration, regional models, and interdisciplinary approaches are improving understanding of the Weddell Gyre.
The first basin-wide compilation of seismic and geologic data shows that both margins experienced similar sedimentation patterns prior to the onset of Antarctic glaciation.
Modeling icebergs as Lagrangian elements held together by numerical bonds provides insights into coupled exchanges of heat, freshwater, and momentum between large icebergs and the ocean.
New radio sounding study finds little evidence of lakes under Antarctica’s Recovery Glacier.
In the latest episode of its Centennial series, AGU’s Third Pod from the Sun tells the story of two parties journeying to the South Pole in 1911 and the extraordinary impact that weather had on their travels.
The underside of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting—by meters per year in some places—because of the seasonal inflow of water heated by the Sun, observations of the White Continent reveal.
A joint special issue explores the potential of collaboration to help understand atmospheric gravity waves in the Polar Regions and their effect on global circulation.
Two years of mooring observations at the edge of the continental shelf show that wind stress and upwelling control the inflow of some of the warmest water observed at an ice shelf front in Antarctica.