Antarctic Headlines 05/20/2022

Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space
YAHOO!News, 2022-05-20
The greenhouse at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is the only source of fresh food during winter. Eli Duke/Flickr, CC BY-SAFiguring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments.

Sea ice can control Antarctic ice sheet stability, new research finds
Phys.org, 2022-05-13
Despite the rapid melting of ice in many parts of Antarctica during the second half of the 20th century, researchers have found that the floating ice shelves which skirt the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have undergone sustained advance over the past 20 years.

My idol is an Antarctic explorer — and it’s not Sir Ernest Shackleton
WBUR, 2022-05-19
It may seem silly for a middle-aged woman to imagine herself as Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic explorer who died in 1912 after losing the race to the South Pole. But Scott’s failure is precisely what makes him so fascinating,

Antarctic sea ice volume reaches record low
MSN, 2022-05-12
The volume of Antarctic sea ice is now at its lowest since records began, reversing a trend of expansion over the last five years, according to scientists. Less than two million square kilometers (772,000 miles) of ice sheet remain at the South Pole for …

Newly discovered lake may hold secret to Antarctic ice sheet’s rise and fall
Phys.org, 2022-05-09
Scientists investigating the underside of the world’s largest ice sheet in East Antarctica have discovered a city-size lake whose sediments might contain a history of the ice sheet since its earliest beginnings.

Ancient groundwater discovered deep below Antarctic ice
Washington Examiner on MSN.com, 2022-05-09
Scientists ventured beneath the surface to discover a reservoir of water hidden thousands of feet below an ice sheet in western Antarctica.

Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotes Along the West Antarctic Peninsula in Austral Spring
Frontiers, 2022-05-16
During a cruise from October to November 2019, along the West Antarctic Peninsula, between 64.32 and 68.37°S, we assessed the diversity and composition of the active microbial eukaryotic community within three size fractions: micro- (> 20 μm), nano- (20 …

Sea ice can control Antarctic ice sheet stability
poandpo.com, 2022-05-13
Despite the rapid melting of ice in many parts of Antarctica during the second half of the 20th century, researchers have found that the floating ice shelves which skirt the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have undergone sustained advance over the past 20 years.