In 2013, researchers studied satellite records of the East Antarctic Plateau
in central Antarctica.
In 2013, analysis of satellite data pinpointed scattered pockets of intensely cold air on the East Antarctic Plateau
between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji - temperatures that dipped to a staggering minus 135 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 93 degrees Celsius).
Five years ago, a group of scientists conducted a sophisticated temperature mapping study to find that the snowy East Antarctic Plateau
, which encompasses the South Pole, is the (https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/09dec_coldspot) coldest place on Earth.
But for BLAST, sitting on the Antarctic plateau
after landing, this second signal didn't get through.
Over the Antarctic Plateau
in the continent's center, satellites instead see an increase in the infrared radiation escaping into space within the range of frequencies associated with C[O.sub.2].
And while he may have rowed the Atlantic, raced across the Antarctic plateau
and run 150 miles across the Sahara Desert, he seems equally at risk in his own back yard.
He is the first and only Briton to have achieved the 'Polar Grand Slam' - completing the world's three hardest Polar journeys, crossing Greenland; the Antarctic plateau
to reach the South Pole and the Arctic to the North Pole - all unsupported.
To get to the pole, they crossed the Ross Ice Shelf, traversed the Beardmore Glacier and skied across the Antarctic Plateau
. They will have to go back over this dangerous terrain to return home.
A new world record for a low temperature was set in December when a Nasa satellite clocked a reading of minus 93.3C on the east Antarctic plateau
. Surrounding the vast glacial, or land-based, ice is sea ice, which contracts and expands depending on the season.
The teammates have covered 900 miles along the Ross Ice Shelf, traversed the Beardmore Glacier and crossed the Antarctic Plateau
to the South Pole in 63 days, enduring temperatures of as low as minus 46 degrees Centigrade in 24-hour daylight.