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Studying the Deep Sea in the Alvin What's it like to visit the deep sea in a manned submersible? ...Read more
VOCALS: Climate Science in the Southeast Pacific For six weeks this October and November, ...Read more
Adelie Penguins of the Antarctic 2008-2009 Starting in November, the Penguin Science team ...Read more
Tracking Changes in Antarctic Ice Sheets The amount of water locked up in ice sheets is so ...Read more
What's it like to use a telescope at an observatory? The Gemini 8-meter telescope NOAO/AURA/NSF ...Read more
From October until December 2008 a research team explored below the sea ice ...Read more
Postcards from the Field Annapurna Dare to Dream 2008, is an expedition to Annapurna - the ...Read more
A Family Expedition Looking for Sharks in the Bahamas This family of five is embarking on ...Read more
Antarctica is unique. It's cold. It's remote. And for the most part it is covered with ice. ...Read more
Studying storms to improve weather forecasts During the summer of 2007 (June to August) a ...Read more
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