About The Show

Six different teams of scientists, each studying different areas and aspects of Antarctica arrive on the continent after years in the planning and millions of dollars of expense. The continent is home to the coldest, windiest, driest conditions on the planet, and without Scott Base, the hub of Antarctica New Zealand's missions these teams couldn't survive.

Mysterious Winds Cause Rapid Melting of Antarctic Ice loading...
Mysterious Winds Cause Rapid Melting of Antarctic Ice
Scientists suspect warm föhn winds may be responsible for calving ice shelves—and when they occur is surprising.
Climate Change Captured in Stunning Antarctic Ice Photos loading...
Climate Change Captured in Stunning Antarctic Ice Photos
NASA's IceBridge missions provide visual evidence of melting ice.
Arctic Shipwreck Found After 170 Years, Solving loading...
Arctic Shipwreck Found After 170 Years, Solving
Have archaeologists solved the mysterious loss of the Franklin expedition?
Australia’s Antarctic Islands Have Been Given Names loading...
Australia’s Antarctic Islands Have Been Given Names
Inspiration for the new monikers came from explorers, animals and planets.
Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change loading...
Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change
A new study finds significant impact, and a possible silver lining, for the iconic birds over the next century.
Alien Species Invading Antarctica via Tourists, Scientists loading...
Alien Species Invading Antarctica via Tourists, Scientists
Seeds hitchhiking on cold-weather clothing, gear.
West Antarctica Glaciers Collapsing, Adding to Sea-Level Rise loading...
West Antarctica Glaciers Collapsing, Adding to Sea-Level Rise
Scientists warn that the Thwaites glacier is sliding into the ocean.

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