NSF Polar Programs (@NSF_OPP )

NSF Polar Programs

Bio Compelling science from Antarctica and the Arctic
Location Alexandria, VA
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Account created 09-03-2009 16:26:34
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Twitter Web App : Just another day at “the office”. Jennifer Lamp, an NSF Polar Programs-funded Earth scientist at Columbia Universitys LDEO, adjusts acoustic-monitoring equipment in Beacon Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, a perpetually ice-free area of #Antarctica: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : NASA’s SOFIAtelescope , a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7-meter reflecting telescope, was opened earlier this month for public tours at the U.S. Antarctic Program’s facilities at the Christchurch, N.Z., International Airport: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : The view from beneath an #Arctic ice sheet: U.S., Danish, and Greenlandic #students with the Joint Science Education Project, funded in part by NSF Polar Programs, recently visited the #research site for the Danish North #Greenland Ice Core Project: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : Michael E. Jackson, currently the program director for Research Facilities and Special Projects in OPP’s Antarctic Sciences Section, will assume the duties of Antarctic Earth Sciences program director on Sept.1: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : VIDEO: Supply Technician Darcy Haskell leads military #veterans in the local Independence Day parade at NSF Polar Programss McMurdo Station, #Antarctica last week. Watch a recording of the parade: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : Qasapi Anthonsen, from Qaqortoq in the south of #Greenland (#Gronland), a student with the OPP-funded Joint #Science #Education Project (JSEP), checks a sample: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : NSF Polar Programs has announced a nationwide search for a Program Director in #Polar Cyberinfrastructure. Formal consideration will begin on July 10 and will continue until a selection is made: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : Members of the U.S. Delegation to the 2019 #Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in the Czech Republic, which is being held July 1 to 11.

Twitter Web App : Students with the NSF Polar Programs-funded Joint Science Education Project went out on the #Greenland (#Gronland) ice sheet on July 4th, Independence Day in the U.S., to investigate on how albedo—the reflection of sunlight by ice—contributes to the structure of the ice surface.

Twitter Web App : VIDEO: From Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to Toolik Field Station, #Alaska and from the #Greenland (#Gronland) Ice Sheet to Palmer Station, #Antarctica, NSF Polar Programs-funded scientists and staff recently sent lighthearted #solstice greetings to the world: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : The #Greenland (#Gronland) ice sheet stores enough water to raise sea level by six meters. At a field camp, NSF Polar Programs-funded #researchers led by Asa Rennermalm, of Rutgers University, studied how the meltwater on the surface of the ice sheet gets into the #ocean: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : Ariel Taivalkoski and Bobbi Hornbeck, members of a #Archaeology research team from UBuffalo preparing to do NSF Polar Programs-funded #Arctic field work in #Alaska, practice floating in immersion suits as part of two days of field-safety training: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : #Antarctic mountains may seem an unlikely place to find #fish, but after hunting for a month last winter, NSF Polar Programs-funded #scientists, led by an @uchicago #researcher, recovered a trove of #fossils from when the continent was much warmer and wetter: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : Microscopic image of cuticle of an Antarctic sea #spider, showing multiple pores. NSF Polar Programs-funded #Antarctic #researchers at @uhmanoanow think the pores allow more oxygen in as the spiders grow allowing the animals to become larger in frigid #polar waters: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : Video produced by @Dartmouth about NSF Polar Programs-funded JSEP, which deploys U.S., Greenlandic, and Danish high-school students and Dartmouth students to #Greenland (#Gronland) has won an award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : The Washington Post reporter Sarah Kaplan recently spent a week with NSF Polar Programs-funded U.S. #researchers in Utqiagvik, #Alaska, who will drift for a year on a vessel frozen into the #Arctic ice. They did science in bitter cold and learned how to cope with bears: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : #Researchers from two NSF Polar Programs-funded teams investigating the role that #Arctic thermokarst lakes--which form when #permafrost thaws and subsides--in releasing #methane into the atmosphere and the effects on ecosystems when these lakes suddenly drain: tinyurl.com/mrg9g2w

Twitter Web App : The #AuroraAustralis and the #moon from the “Dark Sector” at NSF Polar Programss Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, #Antarctica. The Dark Sector is so called because the area is kept clear of interference from #electromagnetic signals that could affect radio #astronomy observations.