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Dynamics of the Blue Ice Regions in Antarctica

Dynamics of the Blue Ice Regions in Antarctica Andrei Kurbatov, Leigh Stearns, Vandy Blue Spikes John Moore, University of Lapland January 10, 2004 to February 20, 2004 An earlier award to Drs. G. Zielinski (UMaine) and N. Dunbar (New Mexico Tech) resulted in the collection of ‘horizontal ice core’ at the Mount Moulton blue ice […]

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Late Quaternary History of Reedy Glacier, Antarctica

Late Quaternary History of Reedy Glacier, Antarctica Brenda Hall, Gordon Bromley (UMaine) Claire Todd, John Stone, Howard Conway, and Maurice Conway (UWashington) November 18, 2003 to January 1, 2004 We will reconstruct the level of Reedy Glacier, in the far southern Transantarctic Mountains, from the LGM (Last Glacial Maximum) through to the present day. Because […]

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Ice Cores from the Dry Valleys of Antarctica

Ice Cores from the Dry Valleys of Antarctica Karl Kreutz, Bruce Williamson, Erich Osterberg October 18, 2003 to December 10, 2003 The goals of this project are to collect and develop high-resolution ice core records from the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica, and provide interpretations of interannual to decadal-scale climate variability during the last 2000 […]

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Ice Cores from South Island, New Zealand

Ice Cores from South Island, New Zealand Paul Meyewski and Andrei Kurbatov, UMaine Uwe Morgenstern, Institute of Geology and Nuclear Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand October 27, 2003 to November 17, 2003 Paul and Andrei are collecting ice cores from the Tasman Glacier, South Island New Zealand. These cores will help extend our knowledge of the […]

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Gone South for the Winter

Brenda Hall is a leading young scientist studying evidence of abrupt climate change that occurred in Antarctica thousands of years ago. Working on ice sheets at the bottom of the world, Hall and her team use tweezers and spoons to hunt for those clues — bits of algae, shell or animal skin — that are […]

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Ice Cores from Central Tibet

Ice Cores from Central Tibet Shichang Kang and Susan Kaspari in Tibet September 4, 2003 to October 23, 2003     This is the third year we have sent an expedition to Tibet collecting ice cores from the high mountain glaciers. Shichang Kang, (left) Research Associtate of the Institute and member of the Cold and […]

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On the Trail of Maine’s Ice Age

As the Ice Age ended almost 14,000 years ago, glaciers moved through Down East Maine, leaving scars on the landscape that are still visible to the trained eye. Now a UMaine geologist wants to share with the public the scientifically and historically significant evidence of the deglaciation trail.     To access the complete UMaine Today […]

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Revenge as a Motive for War

Humans are the only animals that enter conflicts seeking an eye for an eye. Indeed, lethal revenge is not a useful evolutionary adaptation, argues University of Maine anthropologist Paul Roscoe. While revenge as a motive for war can be found throughout history, in today’s thermonuclear age the result can be annihilation.   To access the […]

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Fluctuations of Dry Valleys Lakes, Antarctica

Fluctuations of Dry Valleys Lakes, Antarctica Brenda Hall, Thomas Whittaker, Katie Faloon and Alex Roy, University of Maine John Stone, Howard Conway and Maurice Conway, University of Washington December 15, 2003 to February 10, 2003   The lakes in the Dry Valleys are closed basin lakes. That is, they have no present outlet to the […]

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