Site of the Day for Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists To make a refreshing change from torrid summer conditions, today's site, from the Exploratorium, offers a look at the work and lives of research scientists spending an extended period of time at the earth's polar regions. Gentle Subscribers will find the real men and women behind the title of "scientists", and discover some of the fascinating details of their research. "Welcome to Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists, where you'll meet penguin biologists, glaciologists, cosmologists, geologists, and marine scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic. We've given them cameras and blogs and asked them to document their adventures, in real time, so you can follow their research, ask questions, and share in their discoveries as they occur. This experiment, in celebration of the International Polar Year (2007-08), gives you an up-close-and-personal look at research in extreme environments through the thoughts and experiences of the scientists working there." - from the website The site provides ongoing webcasts currently from Arctic research stations in Alaska and Greenland, as well as an archive of past presentations from the South Pole. Featured among the presentations are articles on the role of tundra on greenhouse gases, mining lake sediments to help determine climate history and the race to save the remains of an ancient people before they are swept out to sea. A selection of field videos documents the rugged environmental conditions in which these scientists work, while personal blogs from the scientists reveal their scientific interests and dedication to their work. Slide over to the site for a revealing look at the dedicated scientists and their work at the earth's poles at: http://www.exploratorium.edu/poles/index.php A.M. Holm <admin-sotd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Manage your subscription and view the List archives on the web at: <http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/webpage?webpage_id=sotd> and <http://www.freelists.org/archives/sotd> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNSUBSCRIBE by sending a blank email to sotd-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the Subject field.