Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Explore an Arctic research facility first excavated in the 1960s, including features such as ice wedges as tall as houses, green grass from thousands of years ago, and bison bones embedded in permafrost. Some features are up to 40,000 years old! Learn about current research and rapid changes happening to permafrost. Be one of the first to experience this guided virtual reality tour of a facility seldom open to the public. 

Permafrost tunnel

Featuring Tom Douglas with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Patrick Druckenmiller with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anna Lilijedahl from Woodwell Climate Research Center, Robyn Barbato with the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and Jason Cervenec of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

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Image: Byrd Polar and Climate Research Cente

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