Ongoing Experiment

Ongoing Experiment

The McMurdo Dry Valleys, a polar desert slightly larger than Rhode Island, has been the subject of a 20-year-long study. Scientists on the McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research program are using this novel ecosystem for wide-ranging research on climate change....
Opposite Ends

Opposite Ends

When solar wind lashes the Earth’s upper atmosphere, the polar regions react with a brilliant light show known as auroras. But do the ends of the Earth react similarly? Scientists are installing an array of instruments in remote East Antarctica to find out....
Opposite Ends

Opposite Ends

When solar wind lashes the Earth’s upper atmosphere, the polar regions react with a brilliant light show known as auroras. But do the ends of the Earth react similarly? Scientists are installing an array of instruments in remote East Antarctica to find out....
Ongoing Experiment

Ongoing Experiment

The McMurdo Dry Valleys, a polar desert slightly larger than Rhode Island, has been the subject of a 20-year-long study. Scientists on the McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research program are using this novel ecosystem for wide-ranging research on climate change....
Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Dana Hrubes estimates he has walked more than 5,000 miles across Antarctica. He is not a polar explorer, though he has certainly had his share of adventures in the polar regions. Instead, Hrubes has literally walked the distance mile by mile, day after day, during...
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