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Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Drilling Site on Ross Ice Shelf to Record Temps of Ice Pack and Ocean

Caption: A team of scientists, led by Scott Tyler of the University of Nevada, Reno, spent two weeks on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica installing fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing equipment to conduct long-term monitoring of climate change effects on the ice pack and its potential for collapse. The equipment continually records temperatures for every meter of the ice shelf and to the ocean bottom 800 meters below the surface.

Credit: Photo by Scott Tyler, University of Nevada, Reno.

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