During their journey to the Pole of Inaccessibility (POI), the remotest point of the Antarctic, the expedition of six men, led by Captain Choi Do-hyung, discovers a journal that was left behind by a British expedition 80 years earlier. The journal was remarkably preserved in a box in the snow and Kim Min-jae, another member of the expedition, gets the job of examining it. It turns out that the two expeditions shared the same goal and soon other strange similarities between them start to show up. Will they make it to their destination before the sun goes down for the Antarctic winter?
Antarctic was a Swedishsteamship built in Drammen, Norway in 1871. She was used on several research expeditions to the Arctic region and to Antarctica through 1898-1903. In 1895 the first confirmed landing on the mainland of Antarctica was made from this ship.
Antarctic was a barque with three masts and equipped with a steam engine. Build in 1871 at Holmen in Drammen under the name Cap Nor.
In the early 1890s Norwegian ship-owner Svend Foyn wanted to expand his business to the Antarctic Ocean thereby needing capable ships. Foyn then purchased Cap Nor, made extensive repairs and after completion renamed the ship Antarctic. From 1893 the ship was deployed to the Antarctic ocean for whale hunting.
In 1897 the ship was purchased by Alfred Gabriel Nathorst for his planned expedition to Svalbard. Again extensive repairs were made prior to the expedition in 1898.
The study is part of a focus section in an upcoming issue of the journal on Arctic and Antarctic seismology ... The researchers were able to detect seasonal variations in seismic wave velocity, which they attribute to changes in the ice content of shallow (2 to 4 meters deep) permafrost ... Explore further ... DOI. 10.1785/0220200470 Journal information ... ....
The current Antarctic ice sheet is the largest block of ice on Earth, covering more than 14 million square kilometers ... The paper has been published in the journal Science Advances ... 10.1126/sciadv.abf5326 Journal information ... History of Antarctic ice sheets holds clues for our future ...
This puzzling feature has received world-wide attention, because it is not far away from one of the well-known global warming hotspots—the Antarctic Peninsula ... In contrast, when the MJO-related rainfall occurs in the Indian Ocean, East Antarctic shows a pronounced warming.
The equator is one; so is every line of longitude. The novel’s heroine, pioneering aviator Marian Graves, was attempting to become the first person to fly a great circle intersecting both poles in 1950 when her plane disappeared somewhere in the Antarctic. Decades later, her enigmatic, fragmentary journal is discovered, wrapped in a life-preserver.
The AP and The New York Times each won two Pulitzers, the most prestigious prize in journalism, first awarded in 1917...Support our journalism ... Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster. A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images ...
In comparison to the fecal pellets of krill, Antarctic phytoplankton can more easily take up the micronutrient iron from those produced by salps ... In the future, salps could more effectively stimulate the fixation of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Antarctic microalgae than krill, as the team of researchers report in the journal Current Biology.
Just published in the prestigious NatureEcology & Evolution scientific journal, the article—Transforming Antarctic management and policy with an IndigenousMāori lens—asserts that customary Māori practices and values align with the need for protecting Antarctica's resources and environment ... 10.1038/s41559-021-01466-4 Journal information.
Publishing this month in the journal Geology an international team describes how the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been stable for the past ~10,000 years ...Last month (April) it broke up completely, following a three year journey drifting from the Antarctic Peninsula to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.
Scientists have long known that the Antarctic ice sheet has physical tipping points, beyond which ice loss can accelerate out of control. The new study, published in the journal Nature, finds that the Antarctica ice sheet could reach a critical tipping point in a few decades, when today's elementary school kids are raising their families.