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January 21, 2015
NSF-Funded Antarctic Drilling Team is First to Sample Ice Sheet new item NSF-Funded Antarctic Drilling Team is First to Sample Ice Sheet "Grounding Zone"

Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach and sample the "grounding zone," where Antarctic ice, land and sea all converge.

December 18, 2014
Unmanned Vehicle Provides First 3-D Images of Underside of Antarctic Sea Ice Unmanned Vehicle Provides First 3-D Images of Underside of Antarctic Sea Ice

A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully tested an autonomous underwater vehicle, AUV, that can produce high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of Antarctic sea ice.

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