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Research on Blood Falls Highlighted
Dr. Jill Mikucki from Dartmouth College describes ancient microbial communities living in Blood Falls below the Taylor Glacier
Glaciers and the Simple Life in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys
Meteorological Data now updated through 07-08 season
Meteorological Data can now be downloaded through the 07-08 season. Fryxell, Hoare and Bonney stations contain data through the extended season.
The Dry Valleys on NASA's Earth Observatory
Blood Falls and the Dry Valleys are featured on NASA's Earth Observatory website
Basecamp website for project management is now available
Scanned Stream Field Notes
Scanned images of hand-written stream field notes are now searchable online back to 1993. Many thanks to Jane Turner!
Live Stream Flow Data from Antarctica
Live flow data are being telemetered from the Onyx River in Antarctica by the USGS. Download data here.
Read our Blogs from Antarctica!
MCM members are currently in the field. Read about life and research in Antarctica.
"Cold, Hard Facts"
Read Peter Doran's Op-Ed piece on global warming in the July 27 New York Times!
Virtual Taylor Valley fly-through
Just Added - If you're using a high speed Internet connection, check out the new Taylor Valley 3D Fly Through(17 MB file)
Team members blogging from Antarctica!
Many MCM members are currently in the field for the IPY. Read about life and research in Antarctica.
Stream chemistry query tool
Just added - New Stream Chemistry query tool - search the database by date and stream name for major ions, nutrients, DOC, and DIN.
NBC's Today Show in Antarctica and the Dry Valleys
Ann Curry from NBC's today shows is reporting live from Antarctica and the McMurdo Dry Valleys as part of 'Ends of the Earth.'
The Lost Seal children's book website
The online home of The Lost Seal, the second in the LTER children's book series, is now available. View kids' artwork and comments from all over the world!
Diana Wall featured in CSU ad campaign
View the ad featured in United Airline's Hemispheres magazine and the Denver International Airport
Colorado State University announces Distinguished Professors
Dr. Diana Wall named University Distinguished Professor
MCM LTER in the Antarctic Sun
The Antarctic Sun, published during the austral summer for the USAP, features the collaborative effort of MCM LTER scientists as the lead story in this week's issue.
Diane McKnight's interview about "The Lost Seal" on the Denver news
Diane McKnight's "The Lost Seal" children's book was featured on Denver's CBS Channel 4.