Antarctica

Antarctic research

Research expeditions shouldn't need to rely on governments for funding, write Chris Turney and Christopher Fogwill.

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Adélie penguin numbers at Cape Denison in Antarctica have crashed from more than 160,000 birds in 2011 to just a few thousand following the grounding of a giant iceberg in Commonwealth Bay. 

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An international team of scientists has revealed the potential for runaway ice loss in Antarctica.

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Winning the UNSW Three-Minute Thesis title propelled UNSW Canberra engineering student Rosemary Barnes to astronomical heights.

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The grounding of a giant iceberg in Antarctica has provided a unique real-life experiment that has revealed the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to sudden changes in sea-ice cover.

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Projected changes in the winds circling Antarctica may accelerate global sea level rises significantly more than previously estimated, research shows.

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Using a telescope installed at the driest place on earth, Antarctica's Ridge A, a UNSW-led team has identified the early stages of a giant cloud of molecular gas – the birthplace of stars.

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The temperature can get below minus 93 degrees on an Antarctic ridge near Dome A, where UNSW scientists operate an astronomical observatory, writes Michael Ashley.

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Inspired by Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic expedition almost exactly a century ago, two UNSW Scientists have set off on a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the Australian scientist and explorer. BLOG

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A UNSW-led team has uncovered the genetic secrets of extremophile microbes that can survive in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees in the saltiest lake in Antarctica.

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