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How

This is a complex and challenging project. Many parts of the work are at the cutting edge of science, technology or logistic capabilities. Each of these problems must be successfully overcome for complete success. The sequence of separate project elements is:

Putting it All Together

Ultimately, all these measurements are intended to give us a basis for determining the primary processes taking place beneath the ice shelf and quantifying their impact on the speed of the ice above and upstream. The data sets will be compared to look for cause-effect relationships and used to test various hypotheses of how the water and ice interact. This is the Scientific Method as it was taught in grade school and as it still applies to real-world science!