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Message 1842635 - Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 18:10:01 UTC

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Message 1842687 - Posted: 17 Jan 2017, 1:27:45 UTC - in response to Message 1842635.  

I guess that they are involved in studying the Antarctic ocean or else they would have their station over the solid part of the continent.
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Message 1842703 - Posted: 17 Jan 2017, 2:58:17 UTC - in response to Message 1842687.  
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William, most of the continent is covered by a very viscous fluid, it is called ice. Actually it is a plastic which if I recall correctly is a very viscous fluid.
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Message 1842731 - Posted: 17 Jan 2017, 5:40:57 UTC

From what I read it is only a temporary measure until the stability of the ice shelf is restored.
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Message 1842929 - Posted: 18 Jan 2017, 21:52:55 UTC

Encounters at the End of the World is a good Werner Herzog documentary about one of the science stations at Antarctica.
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Message 1842986 - Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 5:55:40 UTC

The other thing is, for the next six months it will be pretty dark down there, and with that crack growing at the rate it has been you want all the visibility of it you can get.
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Message 1843016 - Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 10:15:43 UTC - in response to Message 1842986.  

Spot on Rob! Chunks are falling of the Arctic and Antarctic shelves due to global warming. One does not want to be on a drifting chunk or down a crevasse!
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