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Posts from Antarctica: Antarctic transportation

Antarctica is arguably the world’s most remote landmass. There are no human native Antarcticans; by the time homo sapiens emerged, Antarctica had long-since drifted south, been isolated by the Southern Ocean, and grown an ice sheet. Captain James Cook came … Continue reading

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Posts from Antarctica: Intro to the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration and the TARSAN project

Greetings from McMurdo Station, Antarctica! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Karen Alley and I’m a visiting assistant professor in the College of Wooster Department of Earth Sciences. I’m a glaciologist and a remote sensor, … Continue reading

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Summer undergraduate researchers travel to Iceland to explore volcanoes

Iceland – In our last post, Team Geochemistry was getting ready to head to Iceland for some field work on volcanoes. Our goals were to map and sample volcanoes that erupted under glaciers, which have since retreated, exposing the pillow … Continue reading

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The week leading up to international field work

Wooster, OH – In the week leading up to field work, Team Geochemistry was frantically trying to “put out fires” and clean up loose-ends. Team Geochemistry in currently en route to Iceland for some field work. We’ll be reunited with … Continue reading

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On Our Way to Iceland

BOSTON, MA – A bleary-eyed Iceland group left Wooster at 4 am this morning to begin the journey to the land of fire and ice. We’ve arrived in Boston and are comfortably checked-in. We are patiently awaiting our flight to … Continue reading

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Adventures in Fillmore

FILLMORE, UTAH – [Guest bloggers Matt Peppers and Will Cary] As Dr. Wilson so kindly stated in his last blog post, the Utah group arrived safely at Salt Lake City International Airport on Saturday, June 2. After stopping briefly at … Continue reading

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