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Robin BellRobin Bell studies ice sheet stability and the interaction between ice and the underlying geology.  She is a senior research scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.  She uses geophysics to probe through the thick ice sheets to image the hidden mountain ranges, volcanoes and lakes. She has worked with teams that have discovered an active volcano in West Antarctica and large subglacial lakes in East Antarctica. She is very excited about scientists from six nations working together to solve really difficult problems in East Antarctica.   Robin loves open spaces with endless expanses of both water and ice.

Project Page: Mapping the Last Mountain Range on Earth

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South Pole Ack Camp

SOUTH POLE STATION, ANTARCTICA-- After more than a month in McMurdo, members of the AGAP team are camping at the South Pole to get their bodies acclimatized to high altitude living. Their destination is AGAP south camp in the East Antarctic Ice Sheet... {Read More »}

Casting Off the Lines

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND-- It is a quiet spring night in Christchurch, New Zealand. The air is filled with the heavy scent of the spring flowers. In twelve hours if the weather and aircraft cooperate we will take off for Antarctica... {Read More »}