Sensing the Antarctic and Arctic - Voices in the Field

Experience the sounds and senses of the remote polar regions through audio of actual scientists (and penguins!), in the field. The recordings were created as a companion to complement / support the "Earth: A Tactile View of the Blue Marble" book.

Check out the "Voices in the Field" video below with Dr. Linette Boisvert. Just click on the image below.


Dr. Linette Boisvert is a sea ice scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the Cryospheric Sciences Lab. Linette, a Maryland native, got her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2008 and her masters and PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Maryland (UMD) in 2013. Since then she has been a member of the Cryospheric Sciences Lab and also served as the Deputy Project Scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne campaign from 2018-2019. She studies the Arctic sea ice and its interactions with the atmosphere, specifically exchanges of heat and moisture from the sea ice and ocean into the atmosphere and how these are changing due to climate change. In her free time she enjoys traveling, running, and paddle boarding with her miniature dachshund Remi.



















Meet some of our penguin friends from the field. You can click on each of the images below to download and hear audio clips of each of penguin species, including Adelie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap penguins. These audio clips were captured by several researchers in the field.


Adelie PenguinCredit:; Audio credit: Frank Lambert











Chinstrap Penguins - Credit: Photo by Zee Evans, National Science Foundation; Audio Credit: Michael Wethington








Gentoo penguin - Credit: Kelton W. McMahon, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island; Audio Credit: Fabrice Schmitt


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