The Antarctic Sun: Scratching beneath the surface

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Jill Mikucki, assistant professor of microbiology, was interviewed by The Antarctic Sun about pioneering an airborne electromagnetic mapping technology to look below Antarctica’s cold surfaces. The tool can be useful for mapping the geology of a unique valley system and determining the ecological relationships with the subsurface structures to finding geothermal connections between the marine system and an active volcano. “It allows us to explore large areas, and better understand the coastal margins of Antarctica, which I think we haven’t been able to explore before in this broad, systematic way,” said Mikucki.

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