Antarctic Watch Headlines 12/08/2022

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, 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
Fox News on, 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.

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.

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.

Role of the Falklands in the development and success of British Antarctic Survey
MercoPress, 2022-12-03
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) celebrated 60 years of scientific research in Antarctica as the UK’s national operator. BAS evolved from the Falkland Islands Dependency Survey (FIDS), following on the success of Operation Tabarin 1943/46 involving SS Fitzroy from the Falkland Islands.

Antarctic fellowship recipients announced on Antarctic Treaty anniversary
MercoPress, 2022-12-05
It was in support of the Antarctic Treaty’s unique mission that IAATO came into being 31 years ago, and in 2019 launched the Antarctic Fellowship with the intention of supporting talented early …