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  • Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea | PolarTREC
    xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Projects Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea Expeditions Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2016 Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2014 Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea Project Location McMurdo Station Antarctica Project Funded Title The Cost of a New Fur Coat Interactions between reproduction and molt in Weddell Seals in Erebus Bay Antarctica Project Expeditions Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2016 Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2014 Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea Project Members Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2016 Alex Eilers Organization Pink Palace Museum Occupation Teacher Jennifer Burns Organization University of Alaska Occupation Researcher Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2014 Alex Eilers Organization Pink Palace Museum Occupation Teacher Jennifer Burns Organization University of Alaska Occupation Researcher Ward Testa Organization Alaska Ecosystem Program National Marine Mammal Laboratory Occupation Researcher Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea Alex Eilers Organization Pink Palace Museum Occupation Teacher Daniel Costa Organization University of California Santa Cruz Occupation Researcher Jennifer Burns Organization University of Alaska Occupation Researcher Eileen Hofmann Organization Old Dominion University Occupation Researcher Project Description The team traveled daily to seal haul outs and worked on the sea ice outside of McMurdo Station Antarctica While on the ice the team located the seals weighed them measured them collected blood and tissue samples took thermal images of the seals tagged them and then left the seals alone until the next research season When the team comes back following year they re locate the seals re weigh and re measure them collect the tags and determine if the seals have pupped Location Project Articles The Graduates of Seal Team 6 Roxanne Beltran and Amy Kirkham Get Involved with Polar Expedtion to Antarctica Pink Palace educator treks from the MidSouth to the

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/weddell-seals-in-the-ross-sea-project (2016-02-14)
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  • Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains | PolarTREC
    Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Projects Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains Expeditions Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains 2014 Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains 2013 Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains Project Location McMurdo and Mario Zuchelli Station Antarctica Project Funded Title Deciphering the Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains and the Wilkes Subglacial Basin Project Expeditions Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains 2014 Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains 2013 Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains Project Members Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains 2014 Brian DuBay Organization Grissom Middle School Occupation Teacher Samantha Hansen Organization University of Alabama Occupation Researcher Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains 2013 Brian DuBay Organization Grissom Middle School Occupation Teacher Samantha Hansen Organization University of Alabama Occupation Researcher Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains Brian DuBay Organization Grissom Middle School Occupation Teacher Samantha Hansen Organization University of Alabama Occupation Researcher Project Description Antarctica plays a central role in global tectonic evolution Competing theories have been put forward to explain the formation of the Transantarctic Mountains TAMs and the Wilkes Subglacial Basin WSB primarily due to a lack of information on the crustal thickness and seismic velocity of these areas The research team is attempting to resolve how the TAMs and WSB originated and how their formation relates to Antarctica s geologic history Since most of Antarctica is covered by large ice sheets direct geologic observations cannot be made therefore remote sensing methods like seismology must be used to determine details about the earth structure Location Project Lessons Mapping A Photographic Investigation See You as a Scientist Research Adventures in the Transantarctic Mountains TAMs Project Articles Early Career Scientists and Engineers receive highest honor

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/tectonic-history-of-the-transantarctic-mountains-project (2016-02-14)
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  • Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat | PolarTREC
    and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Projects Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat Expeditions Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat 2014 Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat Project Location Barrow Alaska Project Funded Title Annual Observations of the Biological and Physical Marine Environment in the Chukchi and near shore Beaufort Seas near Barrow AK Project Expeditions Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat 2014 Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat Project Members Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat 2014 Lisa Seff Organization Springs School Occupation Teacher Carin Ashjian Organization Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Occupation Researcher Steve Okkonen Organization University of Alaska Fairbanks Occupation Researcher Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat Lisa Seff Organization Springs School Occupation Teacher Carin Ashjian Organization Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Occupation Researcher Project Description The research team worked out of Barrow Alaska at the juxtaposition of two Arctic seas the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas It is a region frequently traveled by the endangered bowhead whale This project had its genesis in understanding why the region near Barrow Alaska has been a feeding hotspot for migrating bowhead whales The whales and their prey will continue to be a focus of the team s interpretations The research team conducted oceanographic sampling of the physical and biological marine environment in the region over the period 2005 2011 and observed significant inter annual variability Long term studies of the ocean conditions in the Arctic are needed in order to understand how these environments vary inter annually The research team will continue to document conditions in the biological physical ocean ecosystem through annual boat based surveys in order to predict and understand potential impacts of climate change on the Arctic ecosystem Location Project Lessons Life Size Models of Bowhead Whales Photography 1 Documenting a Migration Investigating Earth

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/oceanographic-conditions-of-bowhead-whale-habitat-project (2016-02-14)
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  • IceCube | PolarTREC
    Armando Caussade Organization G Works Inc for the Puerto Rico Department of Education Occupation Teacher Jim Madsen Organization University of Wisconsin River Falls Occupation Researcher Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory 2013 Obed Fulcar Organization Maria Teresa Mirabal Middle School Occupation Teacher Jim Madsen Organization University of Wisconsin River Falls Occupation Researcher Francis Halzen Organization University of Wisconsin Madison Occupation Researcher IceCube In Ice Antarctic Telescope 2012 Liz Ratliff Organization Gaston Day School Occupation Teacher Jim Madsen Organization University of Wisconsin River Falls Occupation Researcher IceCube In ice Antarctic Telescope 2010 Katey Shirey Organization Washington Lee High School Occupation Teacher Jim Madsen Organization University of Wisconsin River Falls Occupation Researcher IceCube In Ice Antarctic Telescope Casey OHara Organization Carlmont High School Occupation Teacher Jim Madsen Organization University of Wisconsin River Falls Occupation Researcher Francis Halzen Organization University of Wisconsin Madison Occupation Researcher Tom Gaisser Organization University of Delaware Occupation Researcher Project Description How do you find something that isn t directly visible That s the challenge faced by the team who developed the IceCube neutrino detector under the ice at the South Pole Just as X rays allow us to see bone fractures and MRIs help doctors find damage to soft tissue neutrinos will reveal new information about the Universe that can t be seen directly The in ice particle detector at the South Pole records the interactions of neutrinos which are nearly massless sub atomic messenger particles Neutrinos are incredibly common about 100 trillion pass through your body as you read this subatomic particles that have no electric charge and almost no mass They are created by radioactive decay and nuclear reactions such as those in the Sun and other stars Neutrinos rarely react with other particles in fact most of them pass through objects like the earth without any interaction

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/icecube-project (2016-02-14)
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  • Historical Ecology for Risk Management | PolarTREC
    Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Projects Historical Ecology for Risk Management Expeditions Historical Ecology for Risk Management 2014 Historical Ecology for Risk Management Project Location Barrow Alaska Project Funded Title Historical Ecology for Risk Management Youth Sustainability HERMYS Project Expeditions Historical Ecology for Risk Management 2014 Historical Ecology for Risk Management Project Members Historical Ecology for Risk Management 2014 Sian Proctor Organization South Mountain Community College Occupation Teacher Anne Garland Organization Applied Research in Environmental Sciences Nonprofit Inc Occupation Researcher Kathleen Fischer Organization Applied Research in Environmental Sciences Nonprofit Inc Occupation Treasurer Historical Ecology for Risk Management Hollis Yenna Organization Nenana City School Occupation Teacher Anne Garland Organization Applied Research in Environmental Sciences Nonprofit Inc Occupation Researcher Natalya Sousa Organization Applied Research in Environmental Sciences Nonprofit Inc Occupation Researcher Project Description Applied Research in Environmental Sciences Nonprofit Inc ARIES the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium BASC the North Slope Borough of Risk Management and Cooperative Extension of Ilisgavik College collaborated to plan develop and implement a historical ecology model for the North Slope Coastal Region of Alaska Historical ecology is an applied research program that focuses on interactions of people and their environments Research applications involve studying and understanding this relationship in both time and space to gain a full picture of all of its accumulated effects The research program can be applied to understanding changes among community landscapes that can assist strategies for the future For this proposal the emphases aligned with the ARIES mission of research education and community engagement the Inupiaq Learning Framework of the North Slope School District and the eco heritage indicator of the CRIOS model Cumulative Regional Integrated Operability Scores

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/historical-ecology-for-risk-management-project (2016-02-14)
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  • High Arctic Change at Longyearbyen | PolarTREC
    Preexisting Relationships Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Projects High Arctic Change at Longyearbyen Expeditions High Arctic Change 2012 High Arctic Change 2010 High Arctic Change 08 Project Location Svalbard Norway Project Funded Title The Svalbard REU Holocene and Modern Climate Change Research in the High Arctic Project Expeditions High Arctic Change 2012 High Arctic Change 2010 Climate Change Svalbard High Arctic Change 08 Project Members High Arctic Change 2012 Dan Frost Organization Carrabassett Valley Academy Occupation Teacher Steve Roof Organization Hampshire College Occupation Researcher Al Werner Organization Mount Holyoke College Occupation Researcher Mike Retelle Organization Bates College Occupation Researcher High Arctic Change 2010 Cheryl Forster Organization West High School Occupation Teacher Steve Roof Organization Hampshire College Occupation Researcher Al Werner Organization Mount Holyoke College Occupation Researcher Climate Change Svalbard Matt Moore Organization Kents Hill School Occupation Teacher Mike Retelle Organization Bates College Occupation Researcher Steve Roof Organization Hampshire College Occupation Researcher High Arctic Change 08 Missy Holzer Organization Chatham High School Occupation Teacher Mike Retelle Organization Bates College Occupation Researcher Steve Roof Organization Hampshire College Occupation Researcher Al Werner Organization Mount Holyoke College Occupation Researcher Project Description The research team of undergraduate geoscience students that participated in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates REU Program traveled to Svalbard and conducted independent research projects Research focused on how climate influences the modern glacial river and lake systems in order to better interpret the sediment record of past climate change Location Project Lessons What Can We Learn from Sediments Global Snow Cover Changes Project Articles Hands on experience in climate research Other Resources Title Type Earth Science Institute with Missy Holzer from Svalbard

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/high-arctic-change-longyearbyen-project (2016-02-14)
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  • Joint Science Education Project | PolarTREC
    Project 2014 Joint Science Education Project 2013 Greenland Education Tour 2012 Greenland Education Tour 2011 Greenland Education Tour 10 Greenland Education Tour 09 Greenland Education Tour 08 Greenland Seabird Ecology Greenland Education Tour Project Location Kangerlussauq and Summit Station Greenland Project Funded Title Kangerlussuaq Science Field School and the US Science Education Week Project Expeditions Joint Science Education Project 2014 Joint Science Education Project 2013 Greenland Education Tour 2012 Greenland Education Tour 2011 Greenland Education Tour 10 Greenland Education Tour 09 Greenland Education Tour 08 Greenland Education Tour Greenland Seabird Ecology Project Members Joint Science Education Project 2014 Lynn Reed Organization Division of Polar Programs National Science Foundation Occupation Einstein Educator Fellow Joint Science Education Project 2013 Lynn Reed Organization Division of Polar Programs National Science Foundation Occupation Einstein Educator Fellow Kasper Busk Organization Kangerlussuaq Science Field School Occupation Educator Greenland Education Tour 2012 Shelly Hynes Organization Louisiana School for Math Science and the Arts Occupation Einstein Fellow Kasper Busk Organization Kangerlussuaq Science Field School Occupation Educator Greenland Education Tour 2011 Laura Lukes Occupation Einstein Fellow Greenland Education Tour 10 Marti Canipe Organization National Science Foundation Occupation Teacher Greenland Education Tour 09 Jennifer Thompson Occupation NSF Einstein Fellow Greenland Education Tour 08 Greenland Seabird Ecology Mary Anne Pella Donnelly Organization Chico Junior High School Occupation Teacher Ann Harding Organization Alaska Pacific University Occupation Researcher Greenland Education Tour Project Description The expedition members visited several research sites in Greenland as part of an initiative to foster enhanced international scientific cooperation between the countries of the United States Denmark and Greenland The expedition members spent several days learning about the research conducted in Greenland the logistics involved in supporting the research and they gained first hand experience conducting experiments and developing inquiry based educational activities Location Project Lessons Snow Runways Fly or

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/joint-science-education-project-project (2016-02-14)
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  • Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies | PolarTREC
    Projects Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies Expeditions Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies 2014 Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies Project Location Toolik Field Station Alaska Project Funded Title Collaborative Research Persistence entrainment and function of circadian rhythms in arctic ground squirrels Project Expeditions Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies 2014 Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies Project Members Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies 2014 Andre Wille Organization Aspen High School Occupation Teacher Cory Williams Organization University of Alaska Anchorage Occupation Researcher Arctic Ground Squirrel Studies Alicia Gillean Organization Jenks West Intermediate School Occupation Teacher Cory Williams Organization University of Alaska Anchorage Occupation Researcher Brian Barnes Organization University of Alaska Fairbanks Occupation Researcher Loren Buck Organization University of Alaska Anchorage Occupation Researcher Project Description In the Arctic bright summers and dark winters are a fact of life and can lead humans to rely on clocks and routines to tell them when to eat or sleep but how do animals function under these conditions Circadian rhythms refer to the internal body clock that regulates the approximately 24 hour cycle of biological processes in animals and plants Rhythms in body temperature brain wave activity hormone production and other biological activities are linked to this 24 hour cycle The Earth s light dark cycle provides the strongest influence on circadian rhythms and is thought to be the primary driver for the emergence and evolution of internal clocks In the Polar Regions however photoperiod exhibits extreme annual variation because of near 24 hour sunlight in the summer and 24 hour darkness in the winter In the absence of a well defined light dark cycle some arctic residents lose their daily organization of behavior and physiology and it is thought that the molecular clockwork that drives circadian rhythms may be weak or absent in arctic vertebrates Location Project Lessons Data Analysis with Team Squirrel Using

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/arctic-ground-squirrel-studies-project (2016-02-14)
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