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NASA: Mars' South Pole Ice Deep and Wide

3/15/2007 New measurements of Mars' south polar region indicate extensive frozen water. The polar region contains enough frozen water to cover the whole planet in a liquid layer approximately 11 meters (36 feet) deep.

CRREL, Dartmouth Host Arctic Science Summit

3/12/2007 The United States was the host country for Arctic Science Summit Week, March 14-20, 2007 in Hanover, N.H. The summit served as a forum for international coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science. The Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College and the U.S. Army’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) jointly hosted.

First into the Field for IPY

3/9/2007 From February to May, 2007 these National Science Foundation-funded scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham will study how organisms use chemical compounds to defend themselves from predators, competitors, and organisms that would overgrow or infect them. Join them as they explore undersea forests.

A Polar Weekend in New York

3/9/2007 A talk on massive lakes buried miles beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and a reporter’s account of climate research at the North Pole are among the offerings at an International Polar Weekend on March 10 and 11 at New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The family-oriented event is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by AMNH, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Earth Institute, Barnard College, the Explorers Club, and Wings WorldQuest.

NASA Joins USGS to Produce Best-Ever Satellite Views of Antarctica

3/7/2007 Researchers from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have woven together more than a thousand images from the Landsat 7 satellite to create the most detailed high-resolution map ever produced of Antarctica.

USGS Collaborates on Unique, Comprehensive View of Antarctica

3/7/2007 In collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), USGS is developing a unique and versatile map of Antarctica using satellite imagery.

GLOBE Supports Pole-to-Pole Classroom Exchange March 5-8

3/4/2007 During the week of March 5-8, the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program, will offer a Pole-to-Pole videoconference between students and scientists in Ushuaia, Argentina and Alaska and a follow up series of Web chats with students and scientists. GLOBE is funded through a cooperative agreement between NASA, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)and Colorado State University.

GLOBE Program Supports Worldwide Classroom Interactions

3/4/2007 The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program, is supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the State Department. The program has a dedicated IPY agenda.

Massive South Pole Telescope Completed: Will Investigate Origins, Composition of the Universe

3/2/2007 Just days before IPY got underway, and almost exactly 50 years after men spent the first winter in history at the South Pole, scientists aimed a massive, newly completed South Pole telescope at Jupiter and collected test observations.
                                      
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