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Antarctica 2010: Arrival in Christchurch

Antarctica 2010: Arrival in Christchurch

Posted on behalf of Chaz Firestone Greetings from Christchurch, the “garden city” of New Zealand, home to the United States Antarctic Program’s nearest base to the Antarctic ice sheet. Along with six other journalists, I will be escorted around Antarctica from 5-12 January by the US National Science Foundation, to report on the goings-on of the Seventh Continent. After today’s fitting for extreme cold weather gear, the week-long trip will take us to McMurdo Station (Antarctica’s largest community, at about 5,000 2,000 [Editor’s note: see comment below] researchers and staff), the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Station, the windswept West Antarctica  … Read more

Antarctica 2010: Dispatches from The Ice

From the editors: Chaz Firestone, a student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, will be in Antarctica in early January 2010 on a media trip sponsored by the US National Science Foundation. Check back regularly here for his dispatches for Nature from The Ice, where he has a jam-packed schedule touring some of the continent’s top US science facilities.  Read more