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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: What's new in Greenland?
« on: April 04, 2017, 04:23:22 AM »
NSIDC's greenland-today is back online for 2017. No action yet.

Antarctica / abc australia article about antarctic sea ice plunge
« on: September 21, 2016, 12:28:44 PM »
Anecdotal thinning shelves near Mawson and Davis in Antarctica:

"Often the first voyage of the season is quite challenging getting close to Davis [station] so from a long way out we'll encounter ice some [160 to 320 kilometres] and that can be hard to get through," he said.

"With any luck that ability to get closer to the station will be easier.

"But it could be we don't have good enough ice beside the station in which to park the ship and unload our cargo onto the ice."

He said equipment may have to be dismantled and flown in to bases like Davis.

"We can use our helicopters to get our equipment and people onshore if the ice isn't good enough to drive on, however obviously we can't get our heavy equipment to shore in that case," Mr Clifton said.

Earlier this week a vehicle travelling outside Mawson station broke through a thin section of sea ice, but no one was hurt.

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