McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) Seasons in the Arctic
Join McMurdo scientist, Ian Geraghty, from McMurdo Antarctica for a 10-15 minute lesson on Seasons in the Arctic, followed by a Q&A. Join live with your classroom on camera and ask your questions directly to Ian and his colleagues. In this lesson, we will cover what causes the seasons and why is Antarctica's seasons so unique; Learn about Polar Night and Day and how life adapts to these seasons.
Seasons in the Arctic
- What causes the seasons?
- Why is the long dark winter important for LIDAR research?
- Why do we stay in Antarctica for over a year at a time to study the atmosphere?
- What is it like in the summer and winter in Antarctica?
Antarctica: Connecting Climate Change, Melting Ice Shelves, and Pooping Penguins - This is a five-part curriculum about Antarctic environmental processes and building connections between ice shelves, surface melt, climate change - and penguins!
Unique Polar Processes - This peer-reviewed educational video describes sea ice and land ice processes that are unique to polar regions.
About the Speaker - Ian Geraghty