A crack is formed in the sea ice at the toe of the Barnes Glacier. In less than a month, warmer ocean temperatures will continue to melt the sea ice causing it to become thinner, fractures will become larger, and eventually large plates of ice will be released into the Southern Ocean. At this very point, the face of the Barnes Glacier will then meet open water.
A stormfront rolling in off the Southern Ocean is captured over wind-sculpted snow called "sastrugi"
Hut Point Peninsula
The LDB balloon project is one of the many science projects occuring out of McMurdo Station this season. This project released three balloons to an elevation of 123,000-131,000 feet (almost 25 miles high) each of which carry a payload that monitor cosmic ray elements or antimatter, one of the rarest and most elusive particles in the Universe.
A contrail is captured off the rotors of a Bell 212 as it prepares to drop a slingload of fuel at 11,500 feet on Mt Erebus.
The shadow of a Bell 212 is captured on the southern flanks of Mt Erebus.
Aerial view of Turtle Rock and the trail taken by the divers who study the reefs below the frozen sea ice