A massive iceberg slowly forming – Larsen-C

For the past couple of years, scientists have been watching a crack slowly growing in Antarctica's fourth largest ice shelf, Larsen-C. The location of the crack. The arrow shows the direction of … [Read more...]

Can we see Antarctic seals in Google Earth?

We recently came across this interesting article on the DigitalGlobe blog. It is about using imagery crowd-sourcing site Tomnod to count seals in DigitalGlobe satellite imagery of Antarctica. The very … [Read more...]

Watching Antarctic Ice Sheets Crack with Landsat Imagery

We recently came across this interesting story about an ice shelf in Antarctica which is slowly breaking off. The original story is on the NASA website here. The article features a couple of Landsat … [Read more...]

Average Cloud Cover Map and Map Projections

We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA. The map is provided in the form of an image and a high resolution … [Read more...]

News Roundup: Polar ice caps, poachers and space detectives

Polar ice caps The US National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has recently updated their KML files of Arctic and Antarctic ice to include 2014 data. We have looked at their work many times in the … [Read more...]

Following the “Scott Expedition” in Google Earth

Just over 100 years ago, Robert Scott made his famous expedition to the South Pole. ┬áBen Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere are currently re-tracing the route of Captain Scott, and Dj from OffroadingHome … [Read more...]