McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER News

Antarctita as seen through the eyes of OHioans (features Berry Lyons and Diane McKnight)

John Priscu on the challenges and opportunities on reaching Lake Vostok

Transcript follows:

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY, I'm Ira Flatow. Think of Antarctica as the world's largest ice cube. Ninety percent of the world's ice is locked up down there. But Antarctica is also home to one of the fastest-warming spots on the planet, the Antarctic Peninsula. That's the tip that points towards South America.

Diane McKnight, lead PI of McMurdo Dry Valleys, NAE elected member for elucidating the interrelationship between natural organic matter and heavy metals in streams and lakes.

Read about life, research, and everything, from our team members in Antarctica
Abstract submission deadline for SCAR 2010, April 15
MCM members are currently in the field. Read about life and research in Antarctica.
Dr. Jill Mikucki from Dartmouth College describes ancient microbial communities living in Blood Falls below the Taylor Glacier
Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys
Meteorological Data can now be downloaded through the 07-08 season. Fryxell, Hoare and Bonney stations contain data through the extended season.
Blood Falls and the Dry Valleys are featured on NASA's Earth Observatory website
Basecamp website for project management is now available
Scanned images of hand-written stream field notes are now searchable online back to 1993. Many thanks to Jane Turner!
Live flow data are being telemetered from the Onyx River in Antarctica by the USGS. Download data here.
MCM members are currently in the field. Read about life and research in Antarctica.
Read Peter Doran's Op-Ed piece on global warming in the July 27 New York Times!
Just added - New Stream Chemistry query tool - search the database by date and stream name for major ions, nutrients, DOC, and DIN.
Ann Curry from NBC's today shows is reporting live from Antarctica and the McMurdo Dry Valleys as part of 'Ends of the Earth.'
The online home of The Lost Seal, the second in the LTER children's book series, is now available. View kids' artwork and comments from all over the world!

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