Monday, February 4, 2013

The OTHER Antarctic LTER

Much of my research in Antarctica has been through the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research project (abbreviated LTER). I've worked in the dry valleys through the McMurdo LTER (abbreviated MCM). There is another Antarctic LTER that works on the other side of the continent: Palmer LTER (abbreviated PAL).

While our research in McMurdo is largely terrestrial (focusing on the land and planet Earth), Palmer LTER's research is mostly marine and oceanographic (focusing on the ocean). Want to learn more about what they do there? Here's a trailer for a documentary about some of the research happening at Palmer: