Welcome to Antarctic Dry Valleys 2015 blog as UMass Lowell EEAS Asst. Prof. Kate Swanger and post-doctoral researcher Kelsey Winsor venture to Antarctica. Read about their adventures right here.

This is not Kate’s first trip to the great white desert. In 2013-2014 she led an expedition to Antarctica to investigate how the continent’s glaciers have responded to climate fluctuations in the past.

They leave October 12, 2015 for a return trip along with researchers from Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

The project is funded with a 3-year $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Learn more in this news story from UMass Lowell.