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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: David Marchant Graduate student Sean Mackay points out an area of interest in Beacon Valley on the four-meter-tall video wall in Boston University’s Digital Image Analysis Lab. The imagery helps scientists pinpoint where they will conduct fieldwork in Antarctica to search for buried ice that is millions of years old. Marchant explores ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Peter Rejcek The proposed Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project would reconfigure McMurdo Station to be more efficient, with fewer buildings laid out in order to efficiently move people and supplies. NSF FY16 budget AIMS to kick-start rebuild of McMurdo and Palmer stations From National Science Foundation Posted February 23, 2015 ...

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NASA Mapping Hurricane Damage to Everglades : Image of the Day

In the spring of 2017, NASA researchers flew over the Florida Everglades and Puerto Rico to measure how mangroves and rainforests grow and evolve over time. Five months later, hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through those study areas, creating a unique opportunity to investigate the devastating effects of storms on these ecosystems and a window into their gradual recovery. In ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Drilling project to retrieve longest ice core ever from South Pole By Peter Rejcek, Antarctic Sun Editor Posted March 26, 2015 The South Pole is a very cold place, with an average annual temperature of around minus 50 degrees Celsius. It’s become a premiere location for a variety of atmospheric and astrophysical experiments thanks to its cold, clean, stable atmosphere. ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: NZAHT Conservator Julie Unruh works with colleague Jane Hamill to reinforce the fragile edge of a marine dredge from Cape Royds during the 2011 winter. Unruh was one of five Americans hired to help over the last 10 years to conserve historic artifacts and structures in Antarctica. U.S. conservators help preserve history ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Peter Rejcek Researcher Joe Levy sets up a digital thermal-imaging camera to study water tracks as they move under the soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The water tracks may be similar to a phenomenon that occurs on Mars, offering a useful analog for studying the red planet. Water tracks in Antarctica ...

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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica

Photo Credit: Peter Rejcek Lizzie Meek, program manager of artifacts for the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, checks a database that tracks the exact location of each item in Discovery Hut. Return of about 500 artifacts in January completed a decade-long effort to restore three historic huts in Antarctica. NZAHT finishes conservation of three ...

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