Western students, faculty research global warming in the Siberian Arctic

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 9:35am


Associate Professor of Environmental Science Andy Bunn and two undergraduates, Becky Tachihara of Reno, Nevada, and Matt Moroney of Salt Lake City, Utah, spent their summer in Cherskiy, Siberia, conducting field research as part of the Polaris Project.

The project is an expedition funded by the National Science Foundation to assess the rate of melting permafrost in the Siberian Arctic, and what that rate means for global climate change. This was the third consecutive summer that Bunn and a pair of Western students participated in the project.

For more information, including a video of the goals and mission of the Polaris Project and hundreds of pictures,visit http://www.thepolarisproject.org.

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