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  • 9 February 2016 Arctic Ground Squirrels | PolarTREC
    face and front and white bespeckled grayish to brownish fur on its back It had strong front paws with long black nails that are well adapted for digging and burrowing with pink feet pads Arctic Ground Squirrel side view Photo by DJ Kast Habitat The Arctic Ground Squirrels live in the Arctic Who would have guessed They live specifically in the Arctic Tundra and this research project that Jeanette Moore does is based out of Toolik Field Station which is where I am going Apparently I will be seeing them in the WILD Arctic Ground Squirrel ball Photo by DJ Kast Life Span 3 5 years for males life span 7 8 years female life span Oldest Jeannette has seen was 12 years old and it was a reproductively active female Yearly Life Cycle of a Arctic Ground Squirrel Life Cycle of Arctic Ground Squirrel Slide by Jeannette Moore photo by DJ Kast Hibernation During hibernation Arctic Ground Squirrels lower their metabolic rate lower their body temperature to 2C slow their breathing 1 3 shallow breaths per minute slow heart rate 1 beat per minute decrease their blood pressure lower blood supply to the brain 2 of normal and there is no brain activity They turn off their circadian clock during hibernation Apparently the squirrel has a lot of fat globules in their blood when it hibernates Jeannette mentioned trying to take blood samples during hibernation modes and the syringe being almost white colored because of all the fat She said that glycoproteins instead of glucose for metabolism Temperature Data during Hibernation Arctic Ground Squirrel Data Slide by Jeannette Moore photo by DJ Kast Jeannette Moore s project included having a temperature sensor called an i button inside the Arctic Ground Squirrels and these sensors take temperature readings once every

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  • 9 February 2016 Arctic Ground Squirrels | PolarTREC
    on its face and front and white bespeckled grayish to brownish fur on its back It had strong front paws with long black nails that are well adapted for digging and burrowing with pink feet pads Arctic Ground Squirrel side view Photo by DJ Kast Habitat The Arctic Ground Squirrels live in the Arctic Who would have guessed They live specifically in the Arctic Tundra and this research project that Jeanette Moore does is based out of Toolik Field Station which is where I am going Apparently I will be seeing them in the WILD Arctic Ground Squirrel ball Photo by DJ Kast Life Span 3 5 years for males life span 7 8 years female life span Oldest Jeannette has seen was 12 years old and it was a reproductively active female Yearly Life Cycle of a Arctic Ground Squirrel Life Cycle of Arctic Ground Squirrel Slide by Jeannette Moore photo by DJ Kast Hibernation During hibernation Arctic Ground Squirrels lower their metabolic rate lower their body temperature to 2C slow their breathing 1 3 shallow breaths per minute slow heart rate 1 beat per minute decrease their blood pressure lower blood supply to the brain 2 of normal and there is no brain activity They turn off their circadian clock during hibernation Apparently the squirrel has a lot of fat globules in their blood when it hibernates Jeannette mentioned trying to take blood samples during hibernation modes and the syringe being almost white colored because of all the fat She said that glycoproteins instead of glucose for metabolism Temperature Data during Hibernation Arctic Ground Squirrel Data Slide by Jeannette Moore photo by DJ Kast Jeannette Moore s project included having a temperature sensor called an i button inside the Arctic Ground Squirrels and these sensors take temperature readings

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  • Chino Valley People- Dieuwertje Kast | PolarTREC
    Teacher Webinar Login For Researchers Overview Join Researcher Application Researcher Webinar Researcher FAQ Why Host a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here 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 Resources Chino Valley People Dieuwertje Kast Jump to Description Resource Details Date Saturday January 16 2016 External Link Chino Valley PEOPLE Related Expeditions Arctic Sunlight and Microbial Interactions 2016 Related Members DJ Kast Documents Download Article PDF 86KB Region Arctic Description Dieuwertje Kast was mentioned in the Champion Newspapers of Chino Valley Her quote mentioned PolarTREC Her quote was Dieuwertje Kast of Chino was included by Forbes Magazine in its 30 under 30 listing representing the field of science Her work at the University of Southern California JEP Joint Educational Project includes STEM education outreach and curriculum development with schools K 12 She also was recognized for her participation in research such as NOAA s Teacher at Sea Program and the National Science Foundation funded PolarTrac Program Resources Overview About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute

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  • User account | PolarTREC
    Webinar Login For Researchers Overview Join Researcher Application Researcher Webinar Researcher FAQ Why Host a Teacher Quotes From Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here 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 User account Primary tabs Log in active tab Request new password

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  • Expeditions by Year | PolarTREC
    Researchers Visiting a Classroom Access Resources Here 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 Expeditions by Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Welcome to the Virtual Base Camp the starting point for your exploration of the polar regions with PolarTREC teachers and researchers PolarTREC expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica can be found here starting in 2007 to 2015 You can also access archived expeditions to the Arctic that took place through TREC in 2004 2006 Journals photos ask the team forums and information about each expedition can be found by following the links to all the expeditions Use the Expedition Search feature to narrow your choices or find a particular expedition or region Use the Members feature to find teachers and researchers involved with PolarTREC expeditions A new feature to the Virtual Base Camp are Projects Projects are expeditions that had teachers for more than one year You can learn more about the science and see all the teachers and researchers involved in the research project

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/overview (2016-02-14)
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  • Virtual Base Camp | PolarTREC
    2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Welcome to the Virtual Base Camp the starting point for your exploration of the polar regions with PolarTREC teachers and researchers PolarTREC expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica can be found here starting in 2007 to 2015 You can also access archived expeditions to the Arctic that took place through TREC in 2004 2006 Journals photos ask the team forums and information about each expedition can be found by following the links to all the expeditions Use the Expedition Search feature to narrow your choices or find a particular expedition or region Use the Members feature to find teachers and researchers involved with PolarTREC expeditions A new feature to the Virtual Base Camp are Projects Projects are expeditions that had teachers for more than one year You can learn more about the science and see all the teachers and researchers involved in the research project over two or more years You can also access all the related project resources presentations lessons PolarConnect events etc related to the projects Current Expeditions Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2016 Dates 11 January 2016 to 18 February 2016 Location McMurdo Station Antarctica Teacher Alex Eilers What Are They Doing A Weddell seal near McMurdo Station Antarctica Photo by Alex Eilers The team will travel daily to Weddell seal haul out sites on the sea ice near McMurdo Station While on location the team will find female seals that they had handled approximately two months earlier and recapture the females to assess changes in their health condition and behavior over the summer months To do so Follow Expedition 2017 Antarctic Neutron Monitors For Solar Study Dates 5 January 2017 to 26 January 2017 Location McMurdo Station and Amundsen Scott Station Antarctica Teacher Eric Thuma What Are They Doing

    Original URL path: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/2017 (2016-02-14)
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  • Virtual Base Camp | PolarTREC
    at Toolik Lake Alaska Photo by Lauren Watel Microbial diversity has recently been found to show a pattern of organization at various scales The research team attempts to answer three basic questions about microbial diversity and dispersal focused on the long term aspects of dispersal events and climate change 1 How does Follow Expedition Climate Change and Pollinators in the Arctic 2016 Dates 15 June 2016 to 15 July 2016 Location Kangerlussuaq Greenland Teacher Anne Schoeffler What Are They Doing Researcher Christine Urbanowicz supplements a flower by painting pollen onto the stigma Photo by Emily Dodson The research focuses on the interactions between plants and their pollinators which are animals that aid in plant reproduction through transporting pollen The aim is to understand how changes in temperature and precipitation may influence plant pollinator interactions and plant Follow Expedition Arctic Sunlight and Microbial Interactions 2016 Dates 15 June 2016 to 15 July 2016 Location Toolik Field Station AK Teacher Ivy McDaniel What Are They Doing A thermokarst at Wolverine Lake near Toolik Lake Alaska Photo by Lauren Watel Tremendous stores of organic carbon frozen in permafrost soils have the potential to greatly increase the amount of carbon in the atmosphere Permafrost soils may thaw sporadically and melting ground ice can cause land surface sinking called thermokarst failures These failures change the rate and amount of Follow Expedition Vegetation Impacts on Permafrost Dates 18 June 2016 to 1 August 2016 Location Cherskiy Russia at the Northeast Scientific Station Teacher Stanley Skotnicki What Are They Doing Peter Ganzlin and Bradi Jo Petronio at one of their moss plots Photo by Mark Paricio The goal of our project is to understand how terrestrial ecosystems influence permafrost temperatures There are places in the Arctic where climate is warming but permafrost temperatures are stable while at other places permafrost temperatures are rising rapidly with climate Soil and vegetation that sit Follow Expedition Chukchi Sea Borderland Dates 2 July 2016 to 10 August 2016 Location USCGC Healy Northern Chukchi Sea Teacher Sandra Thornton What Are They Doing A ribbon seal on the Chukchi Sea Photo by Andrea Skloss The Arctic Ocean is one of the most remote locations on Earth and the area where the impact of climate change may be most strongly expressed In the Chukchi Borderlands CBL area water masses from the Arctic Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet and interact over tremendously complex bottom topography creating intricate currents and Follow Expedition Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra 2016 Dates 30 July 2016 to 30 August 2016 Location Approximately 8 miles off the Parks highway near Healy Alaska Teacher Karen Temple Beamish What Are They Doing The CiPEHR study site in early summer Photo by John Wood The carbon cycle is the means by which carbon is moved between the world s soils oceans atmosphere and living organisms Northern tundra permafrost ecosystems play a key role in the carbon cycle because the cold moist and frozen soils trap organic material and slow their decomposition This

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  • Virtual Base Camp | PolarTREC
    or region Use the Members feature to find teachers and researchers involved with PolarTREC expeditions A new feature to the Virtual Base Camp are Projects Projects are expeditions that had teachers for more than one year You can learn more about the science and see all the teachers and researchers involved in the research project over two or more years You can also access all the related project resources presentations lessons PolarConnect events etc related to the projects Current Expeditions Weddell Seals in the Ross Sea 2016 Dates 11 January 2016 to 18 February 2016 Location McMurdo Station Antarctica Teacher Alex Eilers What Are They Doing A Weddell seal near McMurdo Station Antarctica Photo by Alex Eilers The team will travel daily to Weddell seal haul out sites on the sea ice near McMurdo Station While on location the team will find female seals that they had handled approximately two months earlier and recapture the females to assess changes in their health condition and behavior over the summer months To do so Follow Expedition 2015 Antarctic Ice Stream Dynamics Dates 15 March 2015 to 30 April 2015 Location Research Vessel Nathaniel B Palmer Teacher Dominique Richardson What Are They Doing The East Antarctic Ice Sheet The movement of warmer ocean water through or around relatively cooler ice sheets has the potential to lead to increased melting of the ice sheets This project will determine the potential vulnerability of key ice streams to the infiltration of warmer ocean water and whether this could explain any of the observed thinning of the ice sheet It will provide Follow Expedition US Arctic GEOTRACES Dates 9 August 2015 to 12 October 2015 Location Western Arctic Ocean aboard the USCGC Healy Teacher Bill Schmoker What Are They Doing Many trace elements are critical for marine

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