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Carol Costanza (left) and Scott Landolt install a section of aluminum fins around the precipitation gauge at the Tall Tower site on the Ross Ice Shelf Quantifying Snowfall
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Monday January 08, 2018

Snow in some form or another blankets almost all Antarctica, but measuring exactly how much snow falls from the sky is tricky. A team of researchers recently set up four newly-developed precipitation observatories near McMurdo Station to better measure how much snow falls in the region.
Sarah Seabrook climbs out of the water after diving to collect samples of the methane-eating microbes growing below. Methane Munching Microbes
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Wednesday May 24, 2017

VIDEO: Five years ago, a plume of natural methane started seeping out of the seafloor near McMurdo Station, providing researchers an unprecedented chance to study the formation and development of colonies of microorganisms that rely on methane for nourishment.

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