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South Pole Jubilee Celebration begins
The Norwegian Polar Institute’s Centenary Expedition South Pole 1911–2011 is participating at the South Pole 14 December, after Jan-Gunnar Winther and Stein P. Aasheim were flown to the South Pole late Monday night.
Getting ready for season two of ICE Fimbul Ice Shelf
Preparations for a second season on ICE Fimbul Ice Shelf are well underway. All the equipment, both scientific and personal, is packed into 25 metal zarges boxes, already on their way south.
The ocean beneath the Fimbul Ice Shelf is cold
The warm deep water found over deep water outside the Fimbul Ice Shelf does not flow directly into the cavity under the ice shelf.
Today the expedition arrived at the site M1, where the first hole will be drilled through the ice shelf. The trip here was challenging.
A new image mosaic of the Fimbul Ice Shelf
A mosaic of high resolution mages gives a detailed view of the Fimbul Ice Shelf.
The glaciologists at the Fimbul Ice Shelf
Glaciology is traditionally a male dominated field, however the glaciologists participating in the expedition to the Fimbul Ice Shelf are all women.