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Jacquelyn Hams


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Occupation: Associate Professor
Organization: Los Angeles Valley College

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Hams is an Associate Professor of Earth Science at Los Angeles Valley Community College, where she teaches Physical Geology, Introduction to Oceanography, Environmental Science, and Planetary Science to many first generation college students. Ms. Hams has a scientific background in environmental and subsurface investigations in terrestrial and marine environments and experience working with Fortune 100 companies as an environmental consultant and as a petroleum geologist. Ms. Hams holds a Master's degree in Geology and enjoys sailing and outdoor photography.

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Create a Topographic Profile of Beacon Valley Lesson 21 February 2013
Back to the Ice! Web Link 18 December 2012
Lakes in Dry Valleys, Antarctica Web Link 28 November 2011
Beacon Valley Weather Lesson 11 October 2011
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Tundra Nutrient Seasonality February 9, 2012 - 10:39am
How's the food?
Nuvuk Archaeology Studies July 18, 2008 - 8:22pm
Tundra samples
Changing Tundra Landscapes July 16, 2008 - 5:27pm
Temperature in the Bering Sea
Bering Ecosystem Change March 7, 2008 - 10:26am
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Our typical diet is this: For breakfast we eat cereal or hot oatmeal. Lunch is peanut butter, crackers, trail mix or protein bars. Dinner is a hot cooked pot dish that usually contains rice, tofu, chicken, frozen vegetables - something easy to clean up.

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December 29, 2012 - 4:23pm

Hi Hannah

I cannot speak for the other members but Dave has over 20 years experience with these expeditions and this is Sean's 5th year. Since I have not participated as much, I was concerned that I would forget something critical that I would not be able to purchase once I was in...{read more}

December 29, 2012 - 4:27pm
Thanksgiving Dinner

Hi Judy, Taye and Avery

I actually had Thanksgiving Dinner in McMurdo. We have had a lot of weather delays so I was in McMurdo for Thanksgiving Dinner. There is a dining hall and chefs and we had quite the regular Thanksgiving Holiday dinner. I must admit it was nice to be warm and...{read more}

December 24, 2012 - 10:05pm
Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanks for following Mel.

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December 24, 2012 - 10:06pm
Ground Penetrating Radar


I hope you are still following me and receive this response. I apologize for the late response but we have had weather delays. I will be posting a journal on ground penetrating radar, but briefly Ground Penetrating Radar can collect information on the subsurface without...{read more}

December 24, 2012 - 9:53pm

I agree with you Shireen.

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December 24, 2012 - 9:56pm
Buried Ice

Hi Alexis

We have indeed found buried ice and I will be posting a journal showing photos and a short video clip of team members uncovering buried ice. I hope you will still follow the journal for details of the ice.

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December 24, 2012 - 9:59pm

Hi John

Each individual reverse osmosis unit converts 28 gallons/minute of saltwater to freshwater. Think about how you would set this problem up to be solved (consult with Mrs. Eubanks). Please send me your answer.

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December 4, 2012 - 12:01pm
Converting seawater to freshwater

Hi Nick

McMurdo uses a process called reverse osmosis to produce fresh water. Please see my video under the journal entry About McMurdo for a tour of the plant with lots of details. Thanks for following us.

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December 4, 2012 - 12:03pm
Brown Skuas

Hi Shireen

The skuas have a reputation for being scavenger birds. I see them here at McMurdo near the seals. They typically prey off the young or injured pups.They have learned that another food source is available from the people who visit and work at the station. We are very careful...{read more}

December 4, 2012 - 12:11pm

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