Looking down into Mount Erebus
A view looking down into Mount Erebus, the southernmost active volcano on Earth.
The National Science Foundation runs the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). In addition to maintaining three U.S. research stations on the continent, USAP supports research projects in an array of scientific disciplines including, for example, aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems. Outreach such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program and education programs are also supported.
For more information about USAP, visit the program's website. (Date image taken: Dec. 25, 2016; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 20, 2019)
Credit: Michael Carroll and Rosaly Lopes, NSF
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