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Jessica and Chelsea headed out this morning with cargo to support the third Greenland Field Seminar. They’re on their way to the Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York, packed to the gills with a microscope, an inflatable boat, camping supplies, and of course food, which includes plenty of chocolate. The human cargo is leaving for Greenland July 18.

Jess and Chelsea on their way to Scotia to drop Greenland cargo

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Aliah Khan, a PhD student at the University of Colorado in Boulder, is blogging for The New York Times under their “Scientist at Work” section. Check out her blog “Exploring the Dry Valleys, Then and Now,” which she writes from the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica.

Aliah is with the LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research) Program, an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in an ice-free region of Antarctica. McMurdo Dry Valleys joined the National Science Foundation’s LTER Network in 1993 and is funded through the NSF Office of Polar Programs.

Dartmouth IGERT PI Ross Virginia is a co-PI on the MCM LTER Program. Since 1989, he has studied how climate and soil factors influence the establishment, distribution and function of soil biota.

Ross Virginia in Garwood Valley, Antarctica, December 2011

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