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Rutgers Unveils New Palmer LTER Website

The National Science Foundation has funded RUCOOL to update their Palmer Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Website.

The Palmer LTER study area is located to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula extending South and North of the Palmer Basin from onshore to several hundred kilometers off shore. Palmer Station is one of the three United States research stations located in Antarctica. It is on Anvers Island midway down the Antarctic Peninsula at latitude 64.7 South, longitude 64.0 West.

The Palmer LTER studies a polar marine biome with research focused on the Antarctic pelagic marine ecosystem, including sea ice habitats, regional oceanography and terrestrial nesting sites of seabird predators. The Palmer LTER is one of more than 26 LTER research sites located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Tahiti; each focused on a specific ecosystem, that together constitute the LTER Network.

We have added a lot of new features to help all researchers help us study the West Antarctic Peninsula, one of the most rapidly warming locations on Earth.  The warming is resulting in declining sea ice which is now rippling through the food web. We see this new website as an evolving project. Please reach out and provide us input on suggestions, questions, and thoughts.