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Through Trees and Ice

Amy Hessl

The National Science Foundation awarded a three-year, $219,263-grant to Dr. Hessl to reconstruct a 2,000-year history of a westerly wind belt circling Antarctica.

To achieve that, she and her team will break down data from two of nature’s simple wonders: trees and ice.

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