McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER News

MCM members are currently in the field. Read about life and research in Antarctica.
Read Peter Doran's Op-Ed piece on global warming in the July 27 New York Times!
Dr. Diana Wall named University Distinguished Professor
An Antarctic Ecosystem Shows Signs of Trouble as a Tiny Worm Turns.
Berry Lyons and Andrew Fountain were both elected Fellows of the Geological Society of America and were acknowledged at the Society's annual meeting on October 15.
Read Amy Leventer's book review of The Lost Seal children's book by MCM PI Diane McKnight
Diana Wall and Andrew Fountain have begun serving 3 year appointments to the NRC/NAS's Polar Research Board. Berry Lyons has just rotated off the board.
Live flow data are being telemetered from the Onyx River in Antarctica by the USGS. Download data here.

All MCM metadata is now in the LTER Network-standardized format, EML (Ecological Metadata Language). This is a big step towards LTER network-wide data synthesis.

Read Amy Mayer's BioScience Feature about Diana Wall and Byron Adams' work on Antarctic Soils
MCM Team members currently in the field are taking part in a live webcast on March 12, 2008. Click above to register.

Climate Change and hydrology in the Dry Valleys.

Antarctica shelters abundant microbial life in water miles below the icy surface
The future Internet home of The Lost Seal outreach project is now available. Here you can learn more and view original artwork based on the story created by children in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, and Australia.

The ice doctor tweets

Just Added - If you're using a high speed Internet connection, check out the new Taylor Valley 3D Fly Through(17 MB file)

Many MCM members are currently in the field for the IPY. Read about life and research in Antarctica.

Just added - New Stream Chemistry query tool - search the database by date and stream name for major ions, nutrients, DOC, and DIN.