PolarTREC News

Current Expedition

Linne Glacier
18 July 2014

Teacher Peggy McNeal is in Svalbard, Norway as part of a research team, which includes undergraduate geoscience students participating in the Research Experiences Undergraduates (REU) Program. They are researching how high latitude glaciers, melt-water streams, and sedimentation in the fjords reflect climate.

Current Expedition

Hiking on the Greenland Ice Sheet
2 August 2014

Follow Tina Ciarametaro as she travels in remote western Greenland with her team studying glacial retreat. All of Tina's communications are coming from their small camps via satellite phone!

Report Released

22 July 2014

A new report is now available on Arctic Research Support and Logistics: "Increasing Arctic Accessibility Over the Next Twenty Years”. The report was based on recommendations discussed at a workshop and with input from the broader community. It includes recommendations for sustaining and expanding logistics resources, capacity building, and opportunities for improved coordination of resources. The report is available free as a PDF.

PolarTREC Alum on Permafrost Project

Tom Lane
9 July 2014

PolarTREC Teacher Tom Lane has taken science experiences into his own hands. He is working with Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky on the 2014 annual borehole survey in northern Alaska.

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Kean Ivey, Virginia Tech
Kean Ivey, Virginia Tech About the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a 40,000-mile-long seam running across the...

Latest Comments

Overall, did you accomplish the goal of your trip? If so, will we be studying this in school?
Can you explain why the ice has a blue appearance?
If you could stay in Greenland for about a week longer would you? And also what is it like to sleep? Is there beds or just like a sleeping bag?
What was the most craziest thing you have encountered or seen during your trip?
Now that you are approaching the end of your trip, what was your favorite or most interesting part of your experience?

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Recent Resource

18 August 2014
Emily Dodson-Snowden, a sixth-grade science teacher at Morton Middle School, didn’t have a typical summer break. She spent three weeks in Greenland studying how climate change influences plant/pollinator interactions and plant reproduction as part of PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring...