World iView: Conducting Field Research in Antarctica to Find Evidence for Past Climatic Warmth (Diversity)
Dr. Adam Lewis, assistant professor, Department of Geosciences, North Dakota State University
Every year since 2008 Dr. Adam Lewis has taken students from NDSU to Antarctica, traveling through New Zealand on the way to McMurdo Station, which is the base of operations for the US Antarctic Program. Over the course of one week spent in McMurdo, the group organizes science equipment, prepare camping gear and pack food in small crates to spend 1 to 3 months living in helicopter-supported tent camps. They go into the field, always in remote, ice-free mountain ranges, to search for evidence of past climate changes. Specifically, they look for evidence to help understand when and how the climate cooled and when the first ice sheets formed to bring the continent to its current permanently frozen state.
Memorial Union, Meadow Lark
Office of International Programs
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