Following more than a decade of international and national planning and an intense week of on-ice weather delays, Priscu led the field team successfully drilled through the overlying ice sheet and sampled directly the waters and sediments of a lake hidden beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. The groundbreaking exploration of Antarctica's subglacial environment marks the beginning of a new era in polar science, opening the window for future interdisciplinary scientific investigations of one of Earth's last unexplored frontiers.
Listen to WISSARD scientist John Priscu discussing the WISSARD project, the challenges and excitement of studying subglacial lakes, and changes he has seen in Antarctica during his more than 30 years working there--on American Public Media's "The Story". www.thestory.org
This Web Seminar took place on April 25, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm ET. The presenter was Dr. Jill Mikucki from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In this Seminar, Dr. Mikucki talked about her research on the microbiological communities found in Antarctica’s subice ecosystems.
This Web Seminar took place on April 16, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm ET. The presenters were Dr. Robert Jacobel and Dr. Knut Christianson from the Center for Geophysical Studies of Ice and Climate (CEGSIC) at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. In this Seminar, Dr. Jacobel and Dr. Christianson talked about their climate-related research in Antarctica.
This Web Seminar took place on May 27, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm ET. Presenting was Dr. Slawek Tulaczyk and Dr. Brent Christner who talked about Antarctica geography, the water under the Antarctic ice sheet, drilling in the sub glacial environment and the extent of the biosphere.
This Web Seminar took place on May 20, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm ET. Presenting was Dr. Reed Scherer and Dr. Ross Powell who talked about Antarctica geography, ice sheets, and the affect of climate change on the southern continent.