AwE130 Miscellaneous Clippings
Hot oasis at South Pole is nothing new
11 February 1965, Mosses and various bird species.
Hot oasis at the South Pole is nothing new. The so-called discovery of a "hot oasis" at the South Pole by the Soviet Russian expedition is nothing new, according to the Australian researcher Prof. Griffith Taylor. Prof Taylor was part of the South Pole expedition of Scott in 1910. This expedition discovered freshwater lakes, mosses and various bird species and high temperature was nothing unusual, also later expeditions had these experiences.
Hot South Pole oasis discovered by Russians
10 February 1968, Sunbathing on Antarctica.
Russian pole researchers have discovered a small lake at the South Pole where swimming and sunbathing are possible, says the TASS news agency. The Schirmacher oasis, as the resort is called, lies in an ice-free gap. The water of the lake had a temperature of 15 degrees in December and it is even higher in January, according to Tass.
Hot water at the South Pole discovered in 1947
9 February 1947, Warm oases at the South Pole.
The Soviet researchers at the South Pole have discovered a place like this two weeks ago. They searched the area around their base "Mimi" with helicopters and bumped into an area, half the size of the province of Utrecht (Netherlands), where there was no snow and the temperature prevailed 24 degrees above zero. There were mosses and two species of birds.
Antarctica vegetation seen by Byrd
13 Februari 1947, This means that there is vegetation on the south pole.
Byrd's expedition discovered two large bays, separated from the open sea by great ice barriers. The bays border a 2000-meter-high plateau, which probably extends to the South Pole. There was also an oasis, with green water, possibly related to hot springs.
Antarctica, ice desert with enigmatic oasis
30 July 1973, Still today not much is published about the oases.
A biologist from the University of South Dakota collects water samples containing antarctic protozoa in a pool oasis located in the middle of the pack ice.
( photos: National Science Foundation).
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