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Antarctica as seen by the Earth Observatory mission. Photo: <a href="http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/36000/36839/Antarctica_AMO_2009027_lrg.jpg">NASA</a>
Antarctica as seen by the Earth Observatory mission. Photo: NASA

Natural Selections: The other Polar Vortex

While much of this winter's extreme weather has been blamed on polar vortex weather systems reaching farther south into North America, there is a another polar vortex in the Antarctic.

Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about the weather at the bottom of the world, and how it differs from weather patterns at the top of the world.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Way Cold

In some places, winter is just too long to ignore. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley explore some ways to have fun in extreme cold--from thowing hot water up into the air to guessing the temperature by the facial-hair scale.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Hurricanes

From late summer to December is hurricane season. Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about how these counterclockwise storms form, and about their signature features--the deceptively calm eye, and the often-deadly storm surge.  Go to full article

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