NSF: First-ever Use of Airborne Resistivity System in Antarctica
The work of Jill Mikucki, assistant professor of microbiology, was featured in the news section of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF- funded research has successfully tested equipment to map the hidden distribution of groundwater and ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys region for the first time in Antarctica. The mapping technique, an airborne electrical resistivity instrument, will enable researchers to study microbial ecosystems in sub-glacial environments. Mikucki leads NSF’s Office of Polar Programs which funded the project.