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University of Minnesota Researchers Who Map Antarctic Turn to the Arctic
May 5, 2011
University of Minnesota researchers, who have gained international acclaim for their work mapping the rugged terrain in Antarctica, are now expanding their scope to include research in the Arctic. The work is part of a nearly $4 million, five-year cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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