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  • NASA IceBridge | PolarTREC
    2013 Airborne Survey of Polar Ice Project Location Kangerlussuaq Greenland Project Funded Title Operation IceBridge Project Expeditions Airborne Survey of Polar Ice 2014 Airborne Survey of Polar Ice 2013 Airborne Survey of Polar Ice Project Members Airborne Survey of Polar Ice 2014 Russell Hood Organization East High School Occupation Teacher Michael Studinger Organization NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation Researcher George Hale Organization NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation Science Outreach Coordinator Christy Hansen Organization Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation Project Manager Airborne Survey of Polar Ice 2013 Mark Buesing Organization Libertyville High School Occupation Teacher Michael Studinger Organization NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation Researcher George Hale Organization NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation Science Outreach Coordinator Christy Hansen Organization Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation Project Manager Airborne Survey of Polar Ice Tim Spuck Organization Oil City Area High School Occupation Teacher Michael Studinger Organization NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation Researcher Project Description Operation IceBridge a six year NASA mission is the largest airborne survey of Earth s polar ice ever conducted IceBridge uses a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft and the most sophisticated science instruments ever assembled to characterize yearly changes in thickness of sea ice glaciers and ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic The research team experienced first hand the excitement of flying a large research aircraft over the Greenland Ice Sheet While in the air they recorded data on the thickness depth and movement of ice features resulting in an unprecedented three dimensional view of ice sheets ice shelves and sea ice Location Project Lessons Elementary Polar Science Station Measuring Ice Like NASA Does Getting MAD about Magnetics Lesson Is Greenland Really THAT Big Seeing What You Can t See Project Articles NASA Operation IceBridge Begins New Arctic Campaign Libertyville High School teacher

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/projects/nasa-icebridge-project (2016-02-14)
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  • Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra | PolarTREC
    Drying Tundra 2012 Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra Project Members Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra 2013 Tom Lane Organization Bellows Free Academy Occupation Teacher Elizabeth Webb Organization University of Florida Occupation Researcher Susan Natali Organization University of Florida Occupation Researcher Ted Schuur Organization University of Florida Occupation Researcher Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra 2012 John Wood Organization Talbert Middle School Occupation Teacher Susan Natali Organization University of Florida Occupation Researcher Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra John Wood Organization Talbert Middle School Occupation Teacher Ted Schuur Organization University of Florida Occupation Researcher Susan Natali Organization University of Florida Occupation Researcher Project Description The carbon cycle is the means by which carbon is moved between the world s soils oceans atmosphere and living organisms Northern tundra ecosystems play a key role in the carbon cycle because the cold moist and frozen soils trap organic material and slow their decomposition This very slowly decaying organic material has caused carbon to build up in the Arctic during the past thousands of years Historically the tundra has stored large amounts of carbon Now warming in the Arctic is slowly causing the permafrost to thaw and the tundra to become warmer and dryer As the earth warms and permafrost thaws this previously frozen carbon is released as carbon dioxide and goes into the atmosphere turning the tundra into a source of carbon rather than a sink Because carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas this additional carbon dioxide creates a positive feedback that leads to even further warming Little is known about respiration in the arctic winter The team used five different methods to find the best way to measure how much carbon is being released from northern ecosystems in the winter Measuring winter respiration directly from experimentally warmed

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  • Oden Antarctic Expedition 06 | PolarTREC
    Mrs Chippy the polar teddy bear that joined me on the Oden is joining a fellow NASA Network of Educator Astronaut Teacher Dan Wray and heading off to study astrobiology in the Mojave Desert You can check out their expedition blogs at www mojavechippy blogspot com be sure to check out how Mrs Chippy has traded in the parka for some more appropriate desert attire If you or your class enjoyed tracking our expedition and would like a test of your latitude and longitude skills Mrs Chippy will be doing some extensive traveling across the US Read Journal 27 January 2007 Story from Peninsula Clarion 1 27 This is a great story giving some background about Dave Carey who I wrote about in one of my journals I thought many of you would enjoy some more information about his family in this well written article from our local Alaskan paper Allan Story of Lt David M Carey put to rest in Antarctica Cold case By Phil Hermanek Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey displays last week a newspaper announcing the death of his father in a plane crash in Antarctica Photo by M Scott Moon Sixteen JAKO rockets twice the number used by other planes were used to assist the heavily loaded Neptune patrol Read Journal 14 January 2007 INTERVIEW with PROFESSOR STEPHEN ACKLEY UTSA INTERVIEW with PROFESSOR STEPHEN ACKLEY Professor Stephen Ackley http www utsa edu lrsg Staff Steve SAckley htm is the principal investigator PI for the Sea Ice research conducted during the Oden cruise 2006 2007 to Antarctica by Dr Hongjie Xie and Burcu Cicek from UTSA He participated in outreach efforts of POLARTREC and helped to answer numerous questions related to Antarctic research in the public forums and live conference calls during the Oden cruise Ute Kaden Interview written by my physics students at Homer Hanna HS Brownsville TX Prof St Ackley at UTSA TX Read Journal 14 January 2007 Swedish icebreaker Oden US Coastguard icebreaker Polar Sea in McMurdo Antarctica Swedish icebreaker Oden US Coastguard icebreaker Polar Sea maintaining the Ship channel and escorting supply ships to McMurdo 1 14 07 Swedish icebreaker Oden at the ice pier in McMurdo 1 14 07 photo Oden crew The main mission to break the ship channel to McMurdo for the 2006 2007 Antarctic season is accomplished by the Swedish icebreaker Oden Congratulation The crew of the Oden will be exchanged in three days Happy vacation and job well done US Coastguard icebreaker Polar Sea in McMudo 01 06 07 photo Oden crew US Coastguard icebreaker Polar Sea s mission is to groom Read Journal Expedition Resources IPY Research Presentation Presentation Community Presentation Arctic Antarctic All Ages Download and Share Presentation made by Allan Miller View Presentation Antarctica Expedition on Oden Icebreaker Event Arctic Live event from the Icebreaker Oden View Event Antarctica Expedition on Oden Icebreaker Event Antarctic Live event from the Icebreaker Oden with Allen Miller and Ute Kaden View Event Project Information Dates 12 December 2006 to

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  • Ute Kaden | PolarTREC
    Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Members Ute Kaden Member Details Name Ute Kaden Occupation Teacher Organization Hanna High School Location Brownsville TX United States Expeditions Oden Antarctic Expedition 06 About Teacher Ute Kaden teaches physics at Homer Hanna High School and at the University of Texas in Brownsville Texas This was Ute s second icebreaker voyage as she previously spent two months on the Healy icebreaker transiting the Arctic Ocean as a TREC teacher Ute is determined to establish technology rich and inquiry based science lessons in the classroom and is dedicated to the design of distance education courses and multimedia for science Ute is currently working on her PhD dissertation topic on the effects of technology rich and inquiry based science education on attitudes of Hispanic students toward science and and or engineering Ute enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits digital photography and flying gliders Journals Title 14 January 2007 INTERVIEW with PROFESSOR STEPHEN ACKLEY UTSA Read Journal 14 January 2007 Swedish icebreaker Oden US Coastguard icebreaker Polar Sea in McMurdo Antarctica Read Journal 13 January 2007 Diving Physics Math Engineering Emily Miller 23 years

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  • SEDNA Beaufort Sea Ice | PolarTREC
    mgm com news detail php id 88 Behind the Scenes Continuum Pt 2 http stargate mgm com news detail php id 92 Read Journal 17 August 2008 Polartrec Photo Stories Ft Yukon and 2007 Polartrec Training I have created some Photo Stories of my PolarTREC experience They are available under Resources Read Journal 17 November 2007 Epilogue Epilogue Dr Geiger and I arrived home at the tail end of the spring break We had four days to reacquaint ourselves with our families and then on Monday I was at school standing in front of my classes and Dr Geiger was in her office back at work It was great to be back at Hartford High School with my students and colleagues sharing my experiences on my expedition to the SEDNA APLIS Ice Camp My students were unfocused after 3 weeks with a substitute teacher and it took sometime to round them up gather the strays and get them headed in the right direction I guess you can take me Read Journal 15 February 2007 Introduction Arctic Sea Ice Science Expedition The National Science Foundation has declared 2007 the International Polar Year As part of this research effort Dr Cathleen Gieger University of Delaware and her colleagues Jacqueline Richter Menge Cold Regions Research and Engineering facility in Hanover N H and Jennifer Hutchings University of Alaska Fairbanks have received National Science Foundation funding for the scientific research program SEDNA Sea Ice Experiment Dynamic Nature of the Arctic Part of their research involves field studies at an ice camp located in the arctic I have been Read Journal 18 April 2007 Heading Home Jenn Hutchins and Pat McKeown helped Cathy and I gathered our gear and then saw us off at the airport for the 1 am flight to Seattle I slept on the plane In Seattle Cathy took advantage of the lay over to nap in the airport Cathy gets some shut eye We caught our Seattle to Boston flight and I took advantage of the time to journal and read Flying to the east we lost time with the time change When we arrived in Boston it was night time Cathy arrives in Boston Cathy and I gathered our gear and caught the bus We left Boston Leaving Boston from South Station and were Read Journal Expedition Resources PolarTREC Posters Lesson Arctic Antarctic About a week Middle School and Up Download Share and Remix Overview In this lesson students research scientific field expeditions and learn what it is like working in the field Students are able to ask questions of the research team as part of their project Students then share what they have learned with their classmates Objective Students understand what really goes on in the field during a scientific study Students learn about polar science as View Lesson Asking Significant Questions Lesson Arctic Antarctic About a week Middle School and Up Download Share and Remix Overview An important science skill that needs to be developed is asking significant

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  • Robert Harris | PolarTREC
    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 Members Robert Harris Member Details Name Robert Harris Occupation Teacher Organization Hartford High School Location White River Junction VT United States Expeditions SEDNA Beaufort Sea Ice About Robert Harris has been teaching high school science at Hartford High School in White River Junction Vermont for 19 years He has a Bachelors degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies and a Masters degree in Fisheries Oceanography from the University of Alaska and has worked and traveled throughout Alaska including work on various research vessels Mr Harris grew up reading the adventure stories of Jack London and Robert Service and dreamed of visiting the Arctic The north still has a special allure for him and he was very excited to have the opportunity to return to Alaska Resources Title Type PolarTREC Posters Lesson Asking Significant Questions Lesson Ft Yukon Educational Outreach for SEDNA Video Polartrec Training 2007 Video CRREL Team Studies Impact Of Wind on a Frozen World Article Journals Title 17 August 2008 Stargate Continuum Filmed at APLIS 07 Read Journal 17

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  • Bering Ecosystem Study | PolarTREC
    during the Spring of 2007 They are learning through activities that I have created for younger students My science club kids are my cognitive guinea pigs We meet every Tuesday for two hours after school crazy Mrs Prevenas and her eclectic tribe of science quiznos As we do the lessons I ask them what they think about it Are Read Journal Expedition Resources Recess at 25 Below Lesson Arctic Less than 1 period Elementary and Up Download Share and Remix Overview Students will engage in a hands on activity to help them consider what students in a tropical climate do to prepare for recess compared with students who live in the interior of Alaska Objectives Students will Compare what students in a tropical climate do to prepare for recess with students who live in the interior of Alaska Learn several consequences caused by sub zero View Lesson Chill Out All About Ice in the Bering Sea Lesson Arctic More than a week All Ages Download Share and Remix Overview Through activities video observation experimentation and the construction of a Remotely Operated Vehicle ROV students will learn about the chemical and physical properties of sea ice Objectives Students will be able to answer main questions of where sea ice is how it is formed why the ice is important how it is classified by indigenous people and scientists how scientists View Lesson Ssssno Seals Lesson Arctic More than a week High school and Up Download and Share Overview The title of this lesson Ssssno Seals is a play on words Will the ice seals survive Yes or No Paul Lukosi is a high school teacher in the lower Yukon River Delta 6 miles from the Bering Sea as the slough goes The village he teaches in is heavily focused on family and culture and has survived for thousands of years by subsistence living Ssssno Seals is an application of the View Lesson Nature s Density Column Lesson Arctic Less than a week Middle School and Up Download Share and Remix Overview Nature creates its own density column in marine systems which is extremely important for the triggering of the spring bloom of phytoplankton Phytoplankton are an important food source for all organisms from microscopic zooplankton to large marine mammals such as walrus and whales The different salinities and therefore different densities of water help to stabilize the water View Lesson Where Have All the Coral Gone Activity Arctic Less than 1 period Elementary and Up Download Share and Remix Overview Students will sing a song about the effects of climate warming on changing ocean ecosystems Objective To learn about ocean ecosystem health through song Description Review the song Where Have All the Coral Gone attached sung to the tune of Where Have All the Flowers Gone Credits Maggie Prevenas prevenas at hawaiiantel net View Activity Without Guano There s No Life Activity Arctic Antarctic Less than 1 period Elementary and Up Download Share and Remix Overview Students will sing a song

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  • Maggie Prevenas | PolarTREC
    form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Members Maggie Prevenas Member Details Name Maggie Prevenas Occupation Teacher Organization Kalama Intermediate School Location Makawao HI United States Expeditions Bering Ecosystem Study About Maggie Prevenas teaches seventh grade science at Kalama Intermediate School on the island of Maui Hawaii She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and has taught science and computer technology in Wisconsin Oregon and Hawaii A recent National Board Certified teacher Ms Prevenas traveled to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA in 2005 and continues to develop creative educational materials related to her experience Ms Prevenas was participating in the BEST cruise as a joint PolarTREC and NOAA Teacher at Sea teacher Resources Title Type Recess at 25 Below Lesson Chill Out All About Ice in the Bering Sea Lesson Ssssno Seals Lesson Where Have All the Coral Gone Activity Without Guano There s No Life Activity The Ice Algae Grew All Around Activity The Algae in the Ice Activity How To Make Puppets Activity Echo Song Activity Marine Debris Activity 1 2 3 next Journals Title 5 June 2010 It s a

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