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Recounting the Secrets of Sea Ice


In December 2010, UofU professors Ken Golden and Cindy Furse, mathematics post-doc Joyce Lin and senior electrical engineering student David Lubbers travelled close to 9,000 miles to Antarctica to conduct some vital climate-related research.  The team, composed of mathematicians and electrical engineers, worked together to collect data on temperature, salinity and electrical properties of sea ice.  Read this story by Brian Maffly in the Salt Lake Tribune January 10, 2011 to find out what they were looking to measure, and what clues the information holds for understanding climate changes. 

Want more?  You can read back through the researchers’ personal journals that they posted on RedThread during their preparations and travels.   Cindy Furse’s blog has still more pictures and entries.

  • Sharon Groves

    I checking the links you have provided…