All the graphs from the Using your data page. Once you’ve collected data, it’s time to examine it!
Science and exploration section docs
Write to a friend or member of your family about living and working on a research station in Antarctica.
Map showing the current facilities and stations in Antarctica with an overlay of selected Historical Sites and Monuments (HSMs). The selection on the map includes the major British Heritage Sites and others that are mentioned in the rest of the “Bases for understanding” section.
A collection of images from the “South Polar Times”, an in-house magazine produced during the Discovery expedition to Antarctica by the explorers themselves.
Part three: 1943 – 2000. There have been over 300 major Antarctic expeditions since Antarctica was sighted for the first time.
Part two: 1901 – 1942. There have been over 300 major Antarctic expeditions since Antarctica was sighted for the first time.
Part one: 1772 – 1900. There have been over 300 major Antarctic expeditions since Antarctica was sighted for the first time.
Rothera Research Station is the British Antarctic Survey’s centre for marine science. Experienced divers explore all year round. In the winter months, the sea freezes so divers have to cut a hole in the ice before they can dive down below the frozen surface.
Rothera Research Station is the central hub of the British Antarctic Survey field science programme. Each season, up to 30 field teams are flown out to locations all over the Antarctic Peninsula to gather data from specific remote sites.
Atmospheric studies have been going on at Rothera for over 30 years, providing vital information about the changes going on in the atmosphere above the Antarctic Peninsula. Weather balloons are launched every day, giving scientists an unbroken record of long and short-term trends.