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Since Oct. 26, researchers have been making flights over Antarctica on NASA's DC-8 flying science laboratory to map ice surfaces and the features hidden below. Data collected are critical for understanding the dynamics of ice in West Antarctica and its impact on sea-level rise.
The flights are part of NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, wrapping up its second year of field campaigns at the end of November. The aircraft, crew and instrument teams are based in Punta Arenas, Chile, where they make flights -- weather permitting -- to the remote continent. Once there, teams operate any of the seven instruments to characterize the snow, ice, and bedrock.
On Thursday, Nov. 18, IceBridge scientists will be on hand from the field to answer your questions about the mission. Joining the chat is easy. Simply visit this page on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. The chat window will open at the bottom of this page starting at 12:30 p.m. EST. You can log in and be ready to ask questions at 1 p.m. The time and date is subject to change due to changes in the flight schedule to meet requirements for good weather over science targets.
UPDATE: The IceBridge Web chat is postponed until Thursday at 1 p.m. EST. If the flight Thursday is scrubbed, the chat will still take place Thursday from the mission's base in Punta Arenas, Chile.
In January 1998, the collaborative ice-drilling project between Russia, the United States, and France at the Russian Vostok station in East Antarctica yielded the deepest ice core ever recovered, reaching a depth of 3,623 m (Petit et al. 1997, 1999). Preliminary data indicate the Vostok ice-core record extends through four climate cycles, with ice slightly older than 400 kyr (Petit et al. 1997, 1999).
Originally posted by aletheia
A quick Google search shows that there is no "Atlantis TV" production company in existence, casting doubt on anything mentioned here.
Originally posted by stonedgolfer
Reminds me of the Piri Reis maps found in the 1500s. They obviously were copies of copies of copies ect...that had been passed down for generations. These maps showed the eastern coast of S. America and mapped the shoreline of antarctica as it exists under the ice. Which has been covered with ice for thousands and thousands of years. Something we were only recently capable of doing in the last century using ground penetrating radar.
Alright I better go im soundin like Von Daniken, and that aint me man.
I know it is Wiki, but they list the Operation Highjump as ending in February 1947, 6 months earlier than planned. The flagship of the operation was the USS Mount Olympus.
Originally posted by jaxnmarko
reply to post by Portugoal
I watched some of the first link about Operation High Jump, Admiral Byrd's expedition to Antarctica, and an ensuing battle with flying discs engaged with the aircraft carrier Casablanca. Yet when I look up the history of this ship, it was decommissioned in 1946 and sold in 1947, eventually for scrap. Yet the battle supposedly took place in 1947. Someone made a mistake it seems.