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  • Antarctic Ice Stream Dynamics | PolarTREC
    weeks This has been an incredible experience with incredible people We ll be stopping by one last time tomorrow to unload the last of the water samples and then that will be it We ll be heading back to our respective institutions across the world LA New York Argentina France Portugal Japan and Australia The crew and science support team will be taking the NBP back to Chile where it Read Journal 1 May 2015 CONTEST Favorite Antarctic Things Update Since we got back a little early we ll get to disembark a little early too Tomorrow we finish unloading all of the water samples from the CTDs then we should be leaving the ship in two days It feels like it s all gone by so fast A few of us were able to sneak away from work and get off the ship for a few hours today It felt really nice to stand on solid ground and see green things We had to take our shoes off and walk in the grass for bit Dominique enjoying sunshine and green grass after 5 weeks in Antarctica One Last Contest As we wrap up our research what was your Read Journal 9 30 April 2015 Cruise Wrap up and Results Updates We made it back to Hobart We still have busy days of packing and unloading before we depart the vessel We also still have to finish the official cruise report since we got in early and had less time to work on it than expected The cooks did bring on some fresh fruits and vegetables today I cannot express how happy I am to see raspberries and strawberries and lettuce Cruise Report Overview This has been a very productive trip and we collected a lot of data Although we weren t able to do everything in the original research plan we weren t able to take any cores but that is the Read Journal 3 Expedition Resources The Science of Climate Change Mini Exhibit Activity Arctic Antarctic n a All Ages Download Overview This mini exhibit explores the science behind climate change and introduces current climate change research to the public Panels cover the topics of changing climate ocean acidification and sea level rise giving examples of how data is collected and current research in these fields The exhibit also provides websites for further exploring climate change impacts Objectives The View Activity 2014 15 Antarctic Expedition Wrap Up Event CARE Presentation Antarctic About 1 period All Ages Download and Share This one hour webinar is a great look at the PolarTREC 2014 5 Antarctic expeditions Each teacher presents on the research projects implementation in the classroom and outreach into communities View Event Exploring the Ocean CTDs Lesson Antarctic Less than a week Middle School and Up Download and Share Overview Oceanography is the study of the ocean It covers a wide range of topics from marine life to the geology of the sea floor to the physical properties of

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  • Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory 2014 | PolarTREC
    done and it features an impressive number of exhibits relating to Antarctica Main entrace at Read Journal 4 22 January 2015 Walking in and around McMurdo It seems that we are going to stay in McMurdo until Saturday so we decided to do some sightseeing in and around town Around 3 00 pm I went out with James Sam and Elisa and walked over the road that leads to and from the McMurdo airfield down to where land meets the frozen ocean The whole round trip is a six kilometer hike three each way which at first sight looks longer since it is done on a curvy steep road that straddles the northern slope of Observation Hill Me with Observation Hill in the background We were just starting out our walk The Antarctic Fire Department There Read Journal 8 Expedition Resources 2014 15 Antarctic Expedition Wrap Up Event CARE Presentation Antarctic About 1 period All Ages Download and Share This one hour webinar is a great look at the PolarTREC 2014 5 Antarctic expeditions Each teacher presents on the research projects implementation in the classroom and outreach into communities View Event Un profesor puertorriqueño investigará en la Antártida sobre los neutrinos Article Antarctic Less than 1 period All Ages Download and Share Armando Caussade s expedition to South Pole received a media blitz just before deployment This article or shorter version of appeared in twelve different news outlets in the United States and Mexico News wires Un profesor puertorriqueño investigará en la Antártida sobre los neutrinos http www efe com efe noticias usa puerto rico profesor puertorriqueno US Mexico Un profesor View Article Un profesor boricua investigará en la Antártida Article Antarctic Less than 1 period All Ages Download and Share News outlets shared news of Armando Caussade s deployment to South Pole with the IceCube project This article was reported in three outlets Profesor boricua realizará investigación en la Antártida http www primerahora com noticias puerto rico nota profesorboricuareal http www primerahora com noticias puerto rico nota profesorpuertorriqu Un profesor boricua investigará en la View Article Television Interview with Armando Caussade on Univisio n Puerto Rico Web Link Antarctic All Ages Univisio n Puerto Rico WLII TV channel 11 live television interview with Eliezer Ramos and Armando Caussade This resource is in Spanish View Web Link Television Interview with Armando Caussade on Televicentro de Puerto Rico Web Link Antarctic All Ages Televicentro de Puerto Rico WAPA TV channel 4 live television interview with Alba Nydia Di az and Armando Caussade This resource is in Spanish View Web Link Puerto Rican Professor will Participate in a Scientific Mission in the Antarctic Article Antarctic All Ages Download and Share Spanish Article Title Profesor puertorriqueño participará en una misión científica en la Antártida An EFE wire service news story published in Primera Hora about Armando Caussade heading to the South Pole as part of the IceCube project This resource is in Spanish This story was also published in I ndice PR El

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  • Microbialites In Lake Joyce Antarctica | PolarTREC
    and I Read Journal 1 20 December 2014 Leaving the Ice There have been many times during this field season when I catch myself thinking This is the most exciting bizarre adventurous thing I ve ever done I think I m having one of those surreal moments right now As I write this I m riding an LC 130 back to Christchurch It s a smaller propeller driven aircraft that the USAP United States Antarctic Program uses to land and take off safely on the ice without breaking it It has skis on the bottom for taking off on the ice and wheels too for when we touch down in Christchurch It s also called a Hercules or just plain herc for short Read Journal 5 18 December 2014 Some Fun While Waiting G 063 is all packed up and ready to fly back to Christchurch New Zealand but we can t yet We were originally supposed to depart yesterday but poor weather conditions have caused several flight delays Now we are scheduled to leave on Saturday We befriended another team of researchers who were scheduled on the flight ahead of us At one point earlier in the week they actually got so far as to be on the plane with the propellers turning only to be sent back to McMurdo They finally successfully left here yesterday While we wait we ve found some fun things to do Yesterday we had a Read Journal Expedition Resources 2014 15 Antarctic Expedition Wrap Up Event CARE Presentation Antarctic About 1 period All Ages Download and Share This one hour webinar is a great look at the PolarTREC 2014 5 Antarctic expeditions Each teacher presents on the research projects implementation in the classroom and outreach into communities View Event Using Analog Environments in Astrobiology Lesson Antarctic Less than a week Middle School and Up Download Share and Remix Overview Analogs are used in science investigations to better understand systems we can t access ourselves In this lesson students explore the Dry Valleys of Antarctica to better understand microbial communities on early Earth and what might have been possible on ancient Mars Students will examine photographs written descriptions and artistic renderings of early Earth the Dry Valley lakes View Lesson Window to the Past Article Antarctic Less than 1 period Middle School and Up This article summarizes the research of cyanobacterial mats in Lake Joyce during the 2014 field season It describes the importance of the mats to better understand Earth history and understanding of other planetary systems Additionally it describes the sediment trap experiement that will conclude in the next field season View Article Capital Public Radio Insight Interview Audio Interview Antarctic n a All Ages Download and Share On 6 October 2014 Capital Public Radio in Sacramento CA interviewed Dawn Sumner Tyler Mackey and Lucy Coleman on connections between the research in Lake Joyce Antarctica and work by the Mars Curiosity rover To listen to the interview click here View Audio Project

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  • Sea Floor Changes and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current | PolarTREC
    part of Northern Arizona One often goes to work does their job and that is all but as a public educator my passion runs deep My job is more than a paycheck it is a desire to show all my students the amazing world of science to open their eyes to the magic of discovery Read Journal 18 October 2014 Hydrostatic plastic deformation Flags and Cups Oh My Thank you PolarTREC and NSF for such an amazing scientific expedition Life time memories The science of the cruise might be over but science is everything and all the time Today was styrofoam cup day Yahoo I thought for sure we wouldn t get to the cups The dredge was the only science traveling to the ocean floor but due to the design of the dredge there was no way we could safely attach a bag of styrofoam cups But today thanks to the support of the MT department and the consent of the bridge we attached the cups to about 300 lbs 136 kg and a Read Journal 89 17 October 2014 Science and students Meet the Students The stunning beauty and grandeur of South Georgia The teacher becomes the student and all is right with the world One of the great joys on this expedition has been to learn from the students Currently on board are six students from UTIG from an undergraduate senior to two recent graduates one with a masters one working on their masters and a Ph D candidate It is this group of future scientists that have been steadfast in helping me learn the basic foundations of geology and their patience has been amazing For this research expedition the students have been Read Journal 1 16 October 2014 The beginning of the end Today was our last day for collecting seismic data The streamer stayed in the water until 18 00 the Knudsen is still chirping and the multibeam will stay on until we reach the Economic Exclusion Zone of the Falkland Islands We are now heading home with an estimated return date to Punta Arenas on the night of October 21st I approach this entry with some trepidation as the scientific adventure is changing course we are moving from collecting data to interpreting data Many individuals are writing the research cruise report and in six days new friends will say goodbye and return to Read Journal 12 15 October 2014 Elephant seals and fur seals Elephant seals and fur seals oh my Two fur seals possibly onshore to have pups and breed Imagine walking through wildlife that has no fear of your presence a nod of the head a shuffle to a more comfortable position common motions as if you weren t even there Annenkov Island was an oasis of no humans indigenous wildlife species were the rulers of their domain Elephant seals fur seals penguins and a myriad of birds coexisting eat or be eaten Sleeping on the beach notice the distinctive ears of

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  • Oceanographic Conditions of Bowhead Whale Habitat 2014 | PolarTREC
    After several travels to Alaska with PolarTREC and my original research team and bringing WAY TOO MUCH CLOTHING the first few trips I was determined to pack only what I would actually use This trip I d only be gone for one week so Read Journal 14 September 2014 Changes In Atitudes Changes In Latitudes Nothing Remains Quite The Same We re Not In Barrow Anymore 19 34 N 65 34 W 20 miles North of the Eastern end of Puerto Rico Ship Speed 11 5 knots Clouds over the beautiful blue sea near where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic Ocean September 2014 Photo courtesy of Dr Carin Ashjian A Change of 52 degrees Latitude From 71 degrees North to 19 degrees North is change of 52 degrees of latitude more than 3000 miles and it s nearly impossible to convey the changes in the environment On September 8th I left the north slope of Alaska On September 10th I flew to San Juan Puerto Rico to join the R V Read Journal 4 September 2014 The Chukchi Sea Is Boiling Lab bound We ve been lab bound now since last Friday s trip out across Barrow Canyon The wind came up on Saturday and didn t relent Most recently we have been experiencing about 30 35 knot winds with gusts higher The Chukchi Sea is boiling huge sediment laden dark gray waves crashing on the shore We can hear the roar of the waves from outside our lab hotel The Chukchi Sea this afternoon The weaves were even higher than last evening Photo courtesy of Dr Carin Ashjian August 3 2014 The Chukchi sea churns and foam washes up the black beach sand near NARL in Barrow Photo Read Journal 6 September 2014 What s Your Inner Spirit A momentary pause from the research to explore native traditions Exploring Traditional culture in Alaska at UAF s Museum of the North While attending the PolarTREC Orientation for educators and researchers this past February we spent several hours exploring traditional culture in Alaska while visiting the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North Lisa Seff wearing a mask by artist Dora Mae Buchea Umara Nupuwhotuk at the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Faribanks February 2014 Inspired by the beauty and variety of masks created by various traditional and modern native american Eskimo populations across the Read Journal 1 2 September 2014 Warning Hazardous Weather Conditions Can Lead To Twinkie s and Bacon Gale Warning From the NOAA National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Conditions off the coast of Barrow Gale Warning in Effect from September 2 02 30 PM AKDT until September 3 04 00 AM AKDT Marine Zone area forecast for Point Franklin to Cape Halkett Courtesy NOAA National Weather Service September 2 2014 NOAA defines a Gale Warning as a to indicate winds within the range 34 to 47 knots are forecast for the area The knot is a term typically used in meteorology and

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  • Joint Science Education Project 2014 | PolarTREC
    by the Aput Group After we had eaten breakfast we got a presentation from Gifford Wong He is a PhD at Dartmouth Before he started the presentation he talked a little bit about his earlier adventure to Antarctica and then he had a little fun thing to do with us He showed us how we could make Antarctic out from our left hand and then some parts symbolized different places in Antarctica His presentation was about understanding how a glacier moves The presentation was divided into 4 parts What makes a glacier types of glaciers a story of climate in ice and how does a glacier flow This last part of Read Journal 14 July 2014 Taking a Look Back in Time by Siku Group This morning was actually slower than normal because there were Northern winds When we got up everyone was actually just hanging around the Big House just relaxing and having fun When there are Northern winds the majority of equipment in camp gets shut down because of the pollution would drift towards the clean air section At 10 am we went to see the snow pit that we dug the day before We were divided into two groups because there could only be a certain amount of people in the pit at once On top of the pit there were placed planks of plywood and snow so that the holes were not Read Journal 13 July 2014 Digging a Back lit Snow Pit reported by the Aput Group Today was the coldest morning we have had so far It was also the Off Day for the staff at Summit The staff works tirelessly six days a week so today was their day off to relax and maybe visit the sauna There was no morning meeting today so we all ate breakfast an hour later than usual After breakfast we took a quick group photo in our iconic red JSEP shirts Students participating in Arctic Science Education Week part of JSEP 2014 pose at the Big House Students and teachers participating in the Arctic Science Education Week JSEP 2014 pose at the Big House The mission for Read Journal 12 July 2014 TAWO MSF GISP and other Summit Acronyms by Siku Group It was a lovely and beautiful day at Summit Station We woke up early in the morning in order to enjoy this wonder of nature Whilst taking a small walk to the Big House we found ourselves amazed at the heat inside the outhouse The breakfast food was good old regular American breakfast After a lovely breakfast it was time for the morning meeting in which we were introduced to many of the sweet staff members that lives in camp We then got the chance to learn how to and experience the launching of a weather balloon Lana talked to us about the equipment needed in order to talk the data Read Journal Project Information Dates 27 June 2014 to 18 July 2014 Location Kangerlussauq

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  • Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2014 | PolarTREC
    McMurdo Station is to the way things are back at home This includes firefighters But as I look around I don t see any brush that can catch on fire and there aren t any trees for kittens to get stuck in Oh wait there aren t any kittens here either So I wondered how do firefighters spend their days Let s take a quick jaunt over to the Fire Station to find out Fire Station McMurdo has two fire stations Station 1 the main station as you Read Journal 18 December 2014 McMurdo Adventure McMurdo Adventure Our McMurdo adventure is nearing the end It s hard to believe the time has flown by so I thought I d share a few of my recent adventures During my first trip here I was so busy with our research project that I didn t get to see and explore everything McMurdo has to offer And the one thing I was really disappointed I missed was a hike up Observation Hill especially since we saw this sights every day last time So I was determined to fit it in to my busy schedule this time around Are you up for a hike Observation Hill Several team members decided to tackle Read Journal 2 Expedition Resources 2014 15 Antarctic Expedition Wrap Up Event CARE Presentation Antarctic About 1 period All Ages Download and Share This one hour webinar is a great look at the PolarTREC 2014 5 Antarctic expeditions Each teacher presents on the research projects implementation in the classroom and outreach into communities View Event The Graduates of Seal Team 6 Roxanne Beltran and Amy Kirkham Article Antarctic Less than 1 period All Ages Article about UAA graduate students Roxanne Beltran and Amy Kirkham part of the team studying Weddell seals in the Ross Sea View Article Antarctica Day with Alex Eilers and the Weddell Seal Team 2014 Event Polar Connect Antarctic About 1 period All Ages Download and Share This one hour webinar features Alex Eilers and the team studying Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea The team shares their research with the audience and honors the importance of Antarctica Day The event celebrates the international treaty stating that Antarctica is set aside for peaceful scientific purposes View Event Get Involved with Polar Expedtion to Antarctica Article Antarctic All Ages Article about PolarTREC teacher Alex Eilers return expedition to study Weddell seals in the Ross Sea View Article Antarctica Revisited by Alex Eilers Article Antarctic All Ages Article about PolarTREC teacher Alex Eilers return expedition to study Weddell seals in the Ross Sea View Article Eilers Returning to Antarctica Article Antarctic All Ages Article about PolarTREC teacher Alex Eilers return expedition to study Weddell seals in the Ross Sea View Article Fit for Travel Article Antarctic All Ages Article about PolarTREC teacher Alex Eilers return expedition to study Weddell seals in the Ross Sea View Article Pink Palace educator treks from the MidSouth to the South Pole Article Antarctic All Ages

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  • Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains 2014 | PolarTREC
    batch of data from the network was also retrieved during this time Where Are They View of the Transantarctic Mountains Photo by Lollie Garay The field project was primarily based at McMurdo Station with some work conducted from the Italian Terra Nova station Mario Zuchelli Seismic stations were installed at remote sites across the northern Transantarctic Mountains and onto the East Antarctic plateau in 2012 In the 2014 season those stations were revisited for servicing and for collection of the first batch of data Once in Antarctica the field locations were reached either via helicopter or fixed wing Twin Otter Aircraft The field team shared dormitory housing Fieldwork was conducted outside at cold and in some cases fairly high altitude conditions Journals 21 November 2014 It s been a grueling pace so far this year but we are getting our jobs done Since we arrived on the ice we had two days of cold weather training and then our team headed into the field Because the weather is temporarily cooperating and we have priority flight we had two planes Monday through Saturday our team was able to service two to four stations a day Clearly this is exhausting work however we work when the planes can fly As of now we are ahead of schedule as we only have three more sites to service Even with grueling pace I found some time to make video introducing the team as well as one showcasing a typical service mission I hope these videos Read Journal 5 November 2014 Enjoying a layover As I venture back down to Antarctica this year it is with a heavy heart This being my third and last year on the ice and the fact I am leaving my wife and eleven month old daughter makes me miss home already However this field season presents a new opportunity the prior years have not a ten hour layover in Sydney Australia It has been a life long dream to visit Australia thus far my only glimpse was from the Sydney International Airport While most would groan at the thought of a ten hour layover I decided to embrace this opportunity as my chance to get a survey of the city Read Journal 1 Expedition Resources Early Career Scientists and Engineers receive highest honor from the White House Article Antarctic All Ages Download and Share 102 men and women received the United States government s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers PECASE The National Science Foundation NSF nominated 20 of the awardees including PolarTREC researcher Samantha Hansen View Article Project Information Dates 3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014 Location McMurdo and Mario Zuchelli Station Antarctica Project Funded Title Deciphering the Tectonic History of the Transantarctic Mountains and the Wilkes Subglacial Basin Meet the Team Teacher Brian DuBay Grissom Middle School Warren MI United States Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan provided

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