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News from the Norwegian-U.S. Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica

Traverse completed

Traverse completed

by Stein Tronstad — 2009-02-22 23:39

February 21 at 4 pm, 1600 UTC, the Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica 2007-2009 rolled in to Troll Station. The field part of this large IPY project has been successfully completed.

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First science on return trip

First science on return trip

by Stein Tronstad — 2009-01-02 09:53

The traverse departed Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and commenced its 2300 km return journey back to Troll Station on December 23, 2008. After a week in the field everything is going fine, and the first science stop has now been completed.

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Traverse arrives at South Pole

Traverse arrives at South Pole

by Stein Tronstad — 2008-12-12 23:10

Thursday, December 11, the Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica pulled into Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The arrival is a milestone for the project itself, and also for Norwegian exploration and science in Antarctica: The traverse is the first Norwegian government-supported expedition to reach the South Pole since Roald Amundsen’s in 1911.

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Season two begins

Season two begins

by Tom Neumann — 2008-10-31 00:47

The first group gathers in Christchurch, New Zealand for the start of Season Two

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New book tells the story of season one

New book tells the story of season one

by Stein Tronstad — 2008-09-29 15:35

Jan-Gunnar Winther, our expedition leader during season one and the director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, has published his account of the journey in an exquisite and richly illustrated volume.

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Planning for Season 2

Planning for Season 2

by Stein Tronstad — 2008-04-23 10:01

The entire traverse team met in Tromsø March 31 to April 2 to work through the plans for the second traverse season, including the science goals, timeline, resources and logistics.

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South Pole!

South Pole!

by zopeadm — 2008-01-21 12:50

All expedition members are now happily gathered at South Pole. It took 1,5 days and 5 Basler flights between “Camp Winter”, where our logistical equipment is wintering, and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to get out all our samples, instruments and equipment.

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NOR-USA Traverse celebrates New Year’s Day at Pole of Inaccessibility

NOR-USA Traverse celebrates New Year’s Day at Pole of Inaccessibility

by zopeadm — 2008-04-22 13:34

The Norwegian-US Traverse team celebrated New Year’s Day at the most remote location on the Antarctic continent, the Pole of Inaccessibility!

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Podcasts from the traverse

Podcasts from the traverse

by zopeadm — 2008-08-21 10:32

Polar Palooza, the US filmmaker following the traverse, has recently published four podcasts from the initial section of the trip.

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Plateau Station

Plateau Station

by zopeadm — 2008-08-21 10:32

The Norwegian-US Traverse team arrived at historic Plateau Station on 22 Dec 2007, which is just a little more than halfway on their journey to the South Pole.

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The fourth IPCC report highlights the importance of ice sheet studies

The fourth IPCC report highlights the importance of ice sheet studies

by Stein Tronstad — 2007-11-16 13:23

There are several major responses in the climate system that are not accounted for in the projections made in IPCC’s last assessment report. One of these is how the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica respond to future warming.

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Norwegian-American IPY Traverse

Norwegian-American IPY Traverse

by Stein Tronstad — 2007-11-15 11:51

Norwegian and American scientists are joining efforts in a 2-season traverse across some of the least known parts of East Antarctica, to expand our knowledge about the effects of climate change in the Cold Continent.

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