UNC CHARLOTTE RESEARCHER STUDIED LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION IN ANTARCTICA

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Antarctica’s unique climate enticed UNC Charlotte earth sciences researcher Martha Cary Eppes and her research colleagues to spend weeks camping in a tent in sub-zero temperatures, in order to literally monitor and listen to rocks as they fracture. They are studying how rocks alter and erode in one of the most extreme environments on the planet.

Eppes has just returned to UNC Charlotte from Beacon Valley, Antarctica, and is now poring through photographs and data collected during the extreme explorations, funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs.

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