Thwaites Glacier Archives - State of the Planet

Into Deep Field

Moving a team from a science base into a deep field camp in Antarctica comes with a mix of high energy and optimism.

by |February 20, 2019
Twin Otter aircraft

Laying the Groundwork for Some Major Antarctic Field Campaigns

Fieldwork in Antarctica adds a whole new layer to the meaning of planning. When heavily field-based projects are planned, it is common for preliminary fieldwork to precede the larger project.

by |January 27, 2019

Weak Underbelly

Antarctica’s uncertain fuse,
A “weak underbelly,” said Hughes.
Pine Island and Thwaites,
Thrown open, the gates?
As humans, what path should we choose?

by |May 16, 2014