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rock with sensors attached

Dressing Boulders for Science

Attaching the sensors that will help us study erosion rates required vacuum grease, patience, and a lot of masking tape.

by |February 12, 2019
jen and missy in tent

Camp Life in Antarctica and the Importance of Epoxy

From cooking to going to the bathroom, here’s what daily life is like in a remote Antarctic camp.

by |February 11, 2019
tent set up in antarctica

The Journey to Antarctica and a Week in McMurdo Station

After bad weather and a busy week of packing and preparation, the team is finally ready to strike out on its own in the coldest, driest, and windiest place on the planet.

by |February 8, 2019
testing acoustic emission system

Listening to Rocks Crack

The team is using two techniques to study weathering and erosion in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys.

by |February 6, 2019
beacon valley

Studying Erosion and Weathering in One of the Most Extreme Places on Earth

A team of scientists is measuring rock breakdown in the coldest, driest, and windiest place on the planet.

by |February 5, 2019