By Refael Klein, NOAA Corps officer, from South Pole, October 3 The sun sits two fingers above the horizon.  It is obscured by fine, white, icy clouds, but nonetheless you can make out its circular shape—dimming and brightening with each gust wind and slight fluctuation in temperature.  Pulsing, blinking, fluttering, stuttering, in a dead language,… Read More

  By Irina Petropavovskikh, CIRES and NOAA scientist, from Boulder, September 23 This morning’s e-mail arrived with the first of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) 2016 Antarctic Ozone Bulletins. These bulletins discuss the processes that affect formation of the ozone hole and the status of the ozone layer over the entire Antarctic continent Here’s a short excerpt from the  Antarctic Ozone Bulletin no. 1,… Read More

By Irina Petropavlovskikh, CIRES and NOAA scientist, from Boulder, September 16 Our NOAA colleague Rafael Klein has a separate blog published through the VOA. Klein is a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps). He is working and living at South Pole  to help NOAA to pursue  its  mission of… Read More