Archive | November, 2010

Ross Sea Ice Shelf

The Ross Sea Ice Shelf is considered to be the largest ice shelf in Antarctica. It is about 182,000 square miles, which is about the size of France! Find out more about ice shelves, Polynyas and what sea ice concentration looks like from space.

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The Travels of RU26D

Underwater gliders don’t have an easy job collecting data in the harsh environment of the ocean. But sometimes, even getting to the experiment location is a tremendous challenge.

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Teacher Institute Photos

Here are some pictures taken by science photographer Chris Linder, from the Ross Sea Teacher Institute held at Liberty Science Center in August 2010.

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Ross Sea Partners

Ross Sea – Teacher Institute

Liberty Science Center hosted a week long teacher workshop in August 2010. This workshop was the result of months of planning, and was designed to incorporate teachers in the ongoing science research: Ross Sea Mission.

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Final Test for RU26D before summer vacation!

RU26 had one final test before she heads to a southern hemisphere summer vacation! The test focused on the glider’s altimeter. The altimeter is a very important part of the glider.  It uses short sound pulses to measure the distance between the glider and solid objects, like the sea floor!  Without the altimeter the glider […]

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