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Bureau scientists in Antarctica uncover climate knowledge frozen in time

Summit of Mount Waesche

November 21, 2023

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources scientists Dr. Matthew Zimmerer, Dr. Bill McIntosh, and Dr. Nelia Dunbar have an active National Science Foundation award of $370,173 to examine how Antarctica's ice sheets may be impacted by a warming climate. Along with fellow bureau scientist Dr. Nels Iverson, they will examine the characteristics of volcanic rocks at a West Antarctic volcano, Mount Waesche, to learn about the past history of the West Antarctic ice sheet. The research project was recently featured in New Mexico Tech's year-end fundraising drive, which highlights the ways in which NMT researchers are changing the world. You can read more about the project on our research page.