Antarctic Discovery: Reaching Antarctica’s Subglacial Waters
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Presentation: Antarctic Discovery: Reaching Antarctica’s Subglacial Waters — The first successful retrieval of clean, whole samples from an Antarctic subglacial lake took place this January after years of attempts. The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling project used a hot-water drill to melt through 800 meters of ice and access the subglacial Lake Whillans. Initial analysis of water and sediment samples indicates microbial life is surviving in this under-ice… Show more
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