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Deshler's team works together to inflate a balloon to launch a balloon into the stratosphere. Chasing Aerosol Ghosts
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Tuesday July 28, 2020

For a big mass of air, the Earth's upper atmosphere is a complicated place. The changing seasons cause temperatures and pressures to rise and fall, altering the characteristics of the planet's atmospheric layers, sometimes dramatically.
The Hercules Dome field team poses next to a Hercules LC-130 aircraft. From left: Ben Hills, Nick Holschuh, Knut Christianson, John Christian, Andrew Hoffman, Gemma O'Connor, Annika Horlings Where the Ice Layers Grow
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday July 13, 2020

Hunting for the perfect patch of ice can be a herculean task. Knut Christianson, of the University of Washington, spent three weeks with his research team in a barren and remote part of Antarctica, scouring the landscape for the perfect spot.

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