- In-Depth Newsletter
- Fall 2017
Icy air reveals human-made methane levels higher than previously believed
By Lindsey Valich, University of Rochester
In 2011 a team of researchers led by Vasilii Petrenko, an assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences at the University of Rochester, spent seven weeks in Antarctica collecting and studying 2,000-pound samples of glacial ice cores that date back nearly 12,000 years.
A summer job in sub-zero temperatures
By Ula Chrobak, CU Boulder Today
The thermostat may read 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside the sprawling federal research complex in Lakewood, Colorado, but inside, CU Boulder undergraduate student Casey Vanderheyden is donning a bulky winter coat, gloves and boots as though she is headed to the South Pole.
Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt southern hemisphere climate changes near the end of the last ice age
By Joe McConnell, Roger Kreidberg, and Justin Broglio, Desert Research Institute
New findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Desert Research Institute (DRI) Professor Joseph R. McConnell, Ph.D., and colleagues document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago.
Dr. Julie Palais awarded Richardson Medal
The International Glaciological Society (IGS) has awarded the Society's Richardson Medal to Dr. Julie Palais, a long standing member of the IGS.
LC-130 Skibird aircrews train for polar operations
By Air Force Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt, 109th Airlift Wing
With 10 of the world's only ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft, commonly referred to as a Skibird, the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing is able to provide the airlift needed to get to remote locations in Antarctica and Greenland in support of the National Science Foundation.
109th takes off to support 30th ODF season
By Staff Sgt. Stephanie J. Lambert, 109th AW Public Affairs
The hum of an LC-130 Skibird taking off on a crisp upstate New York morning marked the 109th Airlift Wing's annual migration south on Oct. 17.