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18 December 2009

WAIS-The Most Remote Science Station On Earth (and perhaps the most critical)

It’s 1025 miles from the U.S. science base at McMurdo and about 725 miles from the Amundsen Scott Station at the South Pole. The South Pole station is a Hilton compared to the WAIS site. Yet this collection of buildings on top of a two mile thick glacier of ice are making the most important scientific observations in the world. They are drilling all the way to the rocks of …


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