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Shirtloads of Science

Apr 21, 2019

As the Christian world marks almost 2,000 years of Easter, Dr Karl searches for million-year-old air bubbles. The Chief Scientist for the Australian Antarctic Division, Dr Gwen Fenton, outlines why it will take 4 antarctic summers to drill for air that will answer fundamental questions about Climate Change, plus Krill...


Apr 14, 2019

To operate at the earth's extremities you need a special skillset. Dean has been a professional chef,  mining machine operator and martial arts instructor. Dr Karl discovers how this produces rock solid members of our Antarctic support team. Dr Karl traveled south to Casey research station as part of the Australian...


Apr 7, 2019

Antarctica has virgin soil which is frozen most of the year. Inside are some of the most hardy and unusual life forms including Tardigrades. RMIT Professor Suzie Reichman and PhD Student Jordan McCarthy are studying the local species and to trying to answer how they survive and how tolerant they are to human...


Mar 31, 2019

For every Scientist in Antarctica at least 5 support staff are needed. Dr Karl meets one of them. Sharon Labudda. She's in logistics but will turn her hand to fixing engines, carting supplies or getting scientists and their experiments done safely. Dr Karl also gets a lesson in how to speak Antarctican. What's a Yellow...


Mar 24, 2019

If you want to know how Global Warming works, ask a Glaciologist. Dr Karl talks with  Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi about his measurements on the Totten Glacier - one of the fastest flowing in Antarctica. His measurements, models and predictions are rewriting the timetable for ocean level rises. Dr Karl traveled south to Casey...