Tag Archives: McMurdo Dry Valleys

New equipment to map the hidden distribution of groundwater and ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

From the National Science Foundation comes this story about new technology that can see through ice and permafrost to  discover hidden hydrologic features in the ground below.  Recently tested at the McMurdo Dry Valleys area of Antarctica, scientists were pleased with the results.  “In a matter of a few weeks, SkyTEM has revealed more about […]

Aliens in Antarctica?

In the news last week–a disturbing report on the number of seeds being brought into Antarctica by tourists, scientists and support staff.  Why is this a problem?  Let’s look at page 5 of the Google results to find out. On Blogrunner we find that the average person carried around 10 seeds with them to Antarctica, […]