Antarctic Watch Headlines 12/06/2022

Exploring a warm water inflow below an Antarctic ice shelf, 2022-12-06
The cold, dense water circulating under Antarctica’s Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS) keeps under-ice melting there to a minimum, helping the ice shelf act as a regulating force against the Antarctic Ice Sheet’s contribution to global sea level rise.

They were rocked by blast and rogue wave during Antarctic cruise. They share their story.
YAHOO!News, 2022-12-05
A Kansas woman tells about how an explosion occurred beneath the floor of a heavy-duty inflatable vehicle on which she was riding on Antarctica.

Viking Polaris passengers speak out after ‘rogue wave’ strikes Antarctic cruise ship, killing American woman
YAHOO!News, 2022-12-05
Travelers onboard the Viking Polaris, which was struck by a “rogue wave” while sailing to Argentina last week, are now speaking out about the ordeal.

Terror in the Antarctic: graphic novels revisit the horror of the ‘worst journey in the world’
The Guardian, 2022-12-04
Garrard’s classic book about Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition, a new graphic novel version revisits his terrible tale

Commack Middle School teacher’s next race: the Antarctic Ice Marathon
Newsday, 2022-12-07
Commack Middle School teacher Chris Boundy will teach on Thursday and then leave that night for a journey to Antarctica where he will join 55 other brave souls for a marathon amid snow and sub-zero temperatures.

Antarctic ice: A better knowledge of the ocean improves the predictability of sea ice variability, 2022-12-05
Antarctic sea ice deeply affects the global climate in several ways. It regulates the exchanges of heat and gases between the ocean surface and the atmosphere, and drives the formation of the Antarctic Bottom Water that travels over global oceans.

Royal Navy digs out world’s most remote post office from Antarctic snow
YAHOO!News, 2022-12-04
Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Protector spent two days. The damaged roof of Bransfield Hut – home to a museum, gift shop and world’s most remote post office – was fixed. The women beat 6,000 applicants to manage the base and share the island with a colony of Gentoo penguins.

‘Rogue wave’ strikes Antarctic cruise ship, leaves 1 dead and 4 injured
ABC, 2022-12-02
A passenger on an Antarctic cruise died and four others were injured after their Viking ship was struck by a “rogue wave,” the cruise line said.