Antarctic Watch Headlines 12/07/2022

Passengers on Antarctic cruise ship hit by deadly ‘rogue wave’ speak out
ABC, 2022-12-07
The Trusdales were passengers on the Viking Polaris cruise ship last week. Tom and Pam Trusdale were enjoying a bucket list trip to Antarctica, until their trip of a lifetime turned into a deadly disaster.

Exploring a warm water inflow below an Antarctic ice shelf
Phys.org, 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.

US passenger killed on Antarctic cruise when wave strikes ship
Big News Network.com, 2022-12-07
A massive wave struck the Viking Polaris cruise ship this week as it was sailing toward the port of Ushuaia in southern Argentina on an Antarctic cruise

They were rocked by blast and rogue wave during Antarctic cruise. They share their story.
USA Today, 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.

‘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.

Antarctic ice: A better knowledge of the ocean improves the predictability of sea ice variability
Phys.org, 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.

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.