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Early Career Researchers Publish New Insights Into Antarctic Subglacial Lakes Apr 28, 2016

Early Career Researchers Publish New Insights Into Antarctic Subglacial Lakes

Three recent publications by early career researchers at three different institutions across the country provide the first look into the biogeochemistry, geophysics and geology of Subglacial Lake Whillans, which lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.


A New Runway for McMurdo Station is Named Apr 7, 2016

A New Runway for McMurdo Station is Named

A soon-to-be completed runway at McMurdo Station, which will allow the continuous operation of wheeled aircraft to bring in passengers and cargo to support the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic program, will be named "Phoenix Airfield", NSF officials said today.


Changing Ocean Chemistry May Threaten Antarctic Food Chain Mar 30, 2016

Changing Ocean Chemistry May Threaten Antarctic Food Chain

National Science Foundation-funded researchers have collected the first long-term evidence that links changes in Antarctic ocean chemistry to the inability of tiny pteropods to build the protective shells they need to survive.


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