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Lake Vostok Resources

May 2002

Background for Lake Vostok Press Conference, May 28, 2002

NSF press releases and fact sheets about Lake Vostok
Three Nations Agree to Share Ice Core That May Yield Clues About Nature of Lake Vostok
Fact Sheet: Lake Vostok
Researchers Describe Overall Water Balance in Subglacial Lake Vostok
Water, Sediments in Ice-Bound Antarctic Lakes May Harbor Unique Microorganisms, Ecosystems
Bacteria May Thrive in Antarctic Lake

Fact sheets on the U.S. Antarctic Program
Significant U.S. Science Discoveries from Antarctica
Scientific Logistics at the Poles
U.S. Antarctic Program

Background materials and reports about Lake Vostok

NSF's Office of Polar Programs has established a committee to study the possible scientific exploration of subglacial Antarctic lakes. Read the committee's charge at:

The international Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research maintains a site on the exploration of subglacial lakes at:

Read a report on an NSF-funded 1998 workshop, "Lake Vostok: A Curiosity or a Focus for Interdisciplinary Study?" at:

Return to webcast page.


Map of Antarctica and Lake Vostok

Antarctica's Lake Vostok (circled)



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