This Sci Media collection contains images connected to Icy Ecosystems.
Light intensity (red), moss temperature (blue) and air temperature (green), December 14-24.
In Antarctica air temperatures are usually well below freezing, and strong winds exaggerate the effects of the cold.
Earth does not spin absolutely upright, but is tilted on its axis – this is called axial tilt.
Research student Calum Ninnes stands beside a sign-post showing how far Scott Base is from various major cities.
Continental drift is the concept that the Earth’s continents have not always been where they are now, that they have moved over the...
Deschampsia antarctica is one of the grass species found on Antarctica’s peninsula.
Dr Katja Riedel wraps in layers for insulation, this keeps her warm during the extremely low temperatures in Antarctica.
Dr Megan Balks, soil scientist from the University of Waikato, at the entrance to an ice cave.
NIWA research scientist Dr Mike Williams conducting an experiment at the container base laboratory in Antarctica.
Eccentricity refers to whether the Earth’s orbit is more or less circular – it changes between the two over a period of 100,000 years....
Eccentricity refers to whether the Earth’s orbit is more or less circular – it changes between the two over a period of 100,000...
A scientist examines freshly exposed striations on a glacier to determine the direction of ice flow.
This is an ice core showing annual rings. The oldest ice ever retrieved was about 950 thousand years old.
Antarctica is the coldest, driest, windiest and highest continent on Earth. Anything living there must survive some really extreme...
Scientists inside one of Antarctica's historic huts. The wooden huts have survived for over 100 years in Antarctica’s extreme...
Penguins trap air in their feathers to help stay warm. Doing this is a very effective form of insulation.
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) scientists undertake experiments in Antarctica.
Research has been conducted in Antarctica to specifically find out how humans are affecting penguins.
Of the solar radiation entering the atmosphere, 31 percent is reflected back to space by clouds, aerosols, the Earth’s surface and...
Seals are consumers, they are unable to make their own food and so must eat other animals.
When snowflakes fall, they are feathery and light. This is a magnified view of a snowflake, note the feathery tips.
Diplasterias burcei, or star fish, can be found throughout the waters near Antarctica.