Ice Ice Baby: what in the world is going on with Antarctica’s ice?
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Ice Ice Baby: what in the world is going on with Antarctica’s ice?

A couple of weeks ago a new study came out from NASA indicating that the Antarctica land mass is gaining ice. This study by Zwally and colleagues, indicates ice accumulation in East Antarctic continent exceeds the loss of ice from the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP). This study is contradictory to many studies that have been published on … Continue reading

The Superficial Guide to Your First Conference
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The Superficial Guide to Your First Conference

Before attending your first scientific conference, you’ll get a lot of feedback.  Most of that commentary is about science, fittingly enough.  “Be prepared to see at least 17 big wigs in your audience,” your advisor warns.  “That graph is kinda nonsense,” your grad student practice audience frowns.  “Will green and blue make it tough for … Continue reading

Field Site Students CCCCz the Days
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Field Site Students CCCCz the Days

A positive outlook (and willingness to get dirty) is exactly the attitude you need to be a marine scientist! Larisa Bennett talks about research being conducted at UNC Institute of Marine Sciences this semester by UNC undergraduate students in her latest guest post. From freezing cold water to covered in mud, this field is not … Continue reading

Visualizing Upwelling
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Visualizing Upwelling

My current research has a lot to do with coastal upwelling so I’ve been looking into ways to show people how it works. For those that do not know, upwelling is a wind-driven phenomenon where cool nutrient-rich water rises to the ocean surface. When wind blows across the ocean in a particular direction, surface water … Continue reading