90degreessouth.org presents documentation and projects related to Andrea Polli’s National Science Foundation Artist’s residency from December 2007-January 2008 working alongside scientists gathering weather and climate data.

The project aims to communicate both the aesthetic beauty and the scientific importance of Antarctica to global climate, and the trip includes visiting the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Project field camps and the Antarctic Automatic Weather Stations, and travel to the geographic South Pole to document weather monitoring there, including a daily balloon launch and one of the most advanced weather stations in the world.

Although it could be done at any time, it is especially important this year, the International Polar Year, because it examines the region’s impact on global climate.