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The SALSA camp, home to as many as 50 scientists and support staff at its peak, stand out against the flat West Antarctic Ice Sheet. SALSA Part II: Drilling Deep
Science / The Biological World
Monday November 18, 2019

Researchers with the Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access project, or SALSA, in part are trying to better understand how the West Antarctic ice sheet behaves, and what its future may be in a warming world. But the scientists also want to know what's happening under the ice in an environment that hasn't seen the light of day for as many as thousands, and perhaps hundreds of thousands, of years.
The SALSA camp, at its peak, home to more than 50 scientists and support staff, working to cleanly sample subglacial Lake Mercer. SALSA Part I: Scratching the Surface
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday November 05, 2019

A team of researchers and drilling engineers recently spent six weeks in West Antarctica carefully drilling through nearly a mile of ice to study Mercer Subglacial Lake. This body of water is buried under an ice stream, and likely hasn't seen the light of day for at least thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands, of years.

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