US PolarTREC teacher blogs about upcoming research cruise with THOR project, January 2020

  • Sarah Slack

Join teacher Sarah Slack as she writes about her experience as an NSF PolarTREC teacher on board the Nathaniel B. Palmer research vessel. The Palmer departs Punta Arenas, Chile, on January 26, 2020, bound for the Amundsen Sea waters off the coast of the Thwaites Glacier. Researchers from the Thwaites Offshore Research (THOR) project of the ITGC will spend two months collecting data about sediments on the ocean floor, water temperature and measurement data from underwater robots and from swimming seals, the topography of the seafloor, among other subjects.

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