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Caption Shown are Montana State University researchers and co-authors of the Nature Geoscience paper in Antarctica prior to boarding a flight back to McMurdo Station. From left: Mark Skidmore, Alex Michaud, John Priscu, Trista Vick-Majors Photo courtesy of Alex Michaud.
Contact Alex Michaud, a.b.michaud@gmail.com or John Priscu, Regents Professor in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, jpriscu@montana.edu or 406-994-3250
Caption Shown is the WISSARD executive committee (from left): Slawek Tulaczyk, from the University of California Santa Cruz; WISSARD chief scientist John Priscu and Ross Powell, from Northern Illinois University. Photo courtey John Priscu
Contact Alex Michaud, a.b.michaud@gmail.com or John Priscu, Regents Professor in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, jpriscu@montana.edu or 406-994-3250
Caption MUS Regents Professor John Priscu holds the first water sample collected from Subglacial Lake Whillans. Priscu was chief scientist of the project called WISSARD, an acronym for Willians Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling. The sample proved that the subglacial lake contained life and an active ecosystem. Photo courtesy John Priscu.
Contact Alex Michaud, a.b.michaud@gmail.com or John Priscu, Regents Professor in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, jpriscu@montana.edu or 406-994-3250
Caption MSU graduate Alex Michaud is lead author of a paper that reveals that sediments from a lake beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet contain large amounts of methane. Michaud is shown here in front of a DC-3 turbine, one of the planes that flew scientists into the field in Antarctica. Photo courtesy John Priscu.
Contact Alex Michaud, a.b.michaud@gmail.com or John Priscu, Regents Professor in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, jpriscu@montana.edu or 406-994-3250