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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minnesota school gets Antarctica research grant

  • The University of Minnesota Duluth has received a nearly $9 million federal grant to conduct research in Antarctica.
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  • The University of Minnesota Duluth has received a nearly $9 million federal grant to conduct research in Antarctica.
    WDIO-TV reports the $8.97 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the construction of an ice-drilling platform. University scientists say it will be the first system of its kind to be used in Antarctica.
    The university says the research will provide a new perspective on major ice caps and their surrounding geology.
    The project's lead scientist says researchers will use the drill to make a borehole in the Antarctic ice sheet and the bedrock below. Crews will take samples of ice in about 10 days before moving to a new drill site.
    Construction will start next June. The research program is expected to begin in late 2017.

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