PolarTREC News

AGU Meeting 2014

AGU fall meeting

PolarTREC staff and alumni are attending the American Geophysical Union meeting, 14-19 December 2014. Many of the PolarTREC-related presentations can be found here, along with a list of PolarTREC Researchers presenting on their science. We will update this meeting page with results and presentations to share. See you there!

VelVeT Ice in West Antarctica

Velvet Ice Team

Yamini Bala is with her team in Antarctica to study ice crystals and how their structure effects the flow of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet! They are at a remote field camp, but Yamini Bala will send out journals about her participation in the teamwork.

Explore with Weddell Seals

Alex Eilers in Antarctica

Alex Eilers is back with her team in Antarctica studying the Weddell seals. They are gathering lots of information on the seals to understanding their body conditions throughout the year. You can also check out Alex's webpage at antarcticarevisited.com.

Antarctica Rocks!

Brian DuBay in Antarctica

Teacher Brian DuBay is in high demand by his research team. He is still teaching, but is also a full field team member! He is back down to the ice to study the tectonic history of the Transantarctic Mountains.

PolarTREC in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Lucy Coleman hiking up Observation Hill.

Lucy Coleman and her team are in the Dry Valleys. At their remote field camp near Lake Joyce they are studying microbialites. Her communications are limited but she has been able to send amazing journals and photos!

JSEP Applications Open Now

JSEP Flyer

Students Invited to Apply for the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP)
Applications open November 15, 2014 and close January 9, 2015.

The three-week program takes place entirely in Greenland. Participants from the United States, Denmark, and Greenland live and work together while exploring current research and completing their own inquiry-based investigations.

Follow PolarTREC Teacher on FB & Twitter

Dominque on FB

Look who is getting READY FOR ANTARCTICA! Follow Dominique Richardson on PolarTREC. Her expedition can be followed on PolarTREC as well as on FaceBook here and @EastAntarctica on Twitter!

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Field work update We last left you with 12 seals worked this field season. I’m happy to announce...

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Thanks, Raj Uncle! Glad to know you are following along and learning something :) We are supposed to head out to our field site today... then the real fun begins :) Will definitely keep posting.
Yamini, thank you for giving us beautiful portraits of the scenery and teaching us important facts about a continent of which we (aunty and I) know nothing! Please keep it coming. BE SAFE. Raj...
Anne, What a great question! While I'm not sure about the maximum speed, Weddell seals typically swim at about 2 meters per second. That is much faster that they move on land. Weddell seals...

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31 October 2014
Nanjemoy civic leader and school teacher Deanna Wheeler was honored with the 2014 Charles County Heritage Award presented by the Conservancy for Charles County during its recent annual meeting at the Jaycees center in Waldorf.