Chemistry Research in Antarctica
Dr. David Kieber, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor of chemistry, made his fifth visit to Antarctica to conduct chemical oceanography research. Relive Dr. Kieber's progress on our Updates from the Ross Sea page.Kieber led a team of ESF students, including masters degree candidate Jordan Brinkley and undergraduate John Bisgrove, to study biological and chemical transformations.
Dr. Kieber's graduate student, George Westby, conducted research at the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica as part of an international team.
- Back to Lyttleton, NZ (12/10)
- New Cruise Track Up. Check out the progress of the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer through 12/6/05.
- Heading for Home ...with a stop at the amazing Ross Ice Shelf. (12/2)
- Dr. Kieber's team hits "paydirt" in the Ross Sea. (11/16)
- Answers are in! Dr. Keiber sent replies to what he descirbes as, "excellent questions!" Read the Q&A on the Jamesville Dewitt Middle School and Cayuga BOCES New Vision pages (11/16)
- Cruise Track map is up. See the path of the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer. (11/14)
- The Nathaniel B. Palmer is at work in the the Ross Sea. Read more and see images in Dr. Kieber's log: Updates from the Ross Sea. (11/14)
- George Westby is on site at Palmer Station. Check out his blog. (11/2)
- ESF researchers head for the bottom of the world: Antarctic holds and important key to climate change (10/12)
"Scientifically, the Polar Regions are virtually unexplored. There is a tremendous amount we don't know about Antarctica and the uniqueness of the chemistry and biology of the region," said Dr. David Kieber, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor of chemistry. Dr. Kieber finished his fifth journey to Antarctica to conduct chemical oceanography research for two months aboard the research vessel R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP).
Read George Westby's Antarctica blog. George has returned to ESF, but his blog will remain accessible. Be sure to check out his web image gallery!