Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) award for an independent research project, as a student researcher to travel to Antarctica on the 33rd Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (5 months)

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Ministry of Earth Sciences (India) award for an independent research project, as a student researcher on the 33rd Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (5 months; Dec 2013 - April 2014)

The project was titled ‘Biogeochemical studies of blue ice in coastal East Antarctica’. During the five-month expedition, I collected blue ice and cryoconite hole (microbial habitats) samples from 4 different areas in Antarctica: the Amery Ice Shelf (the largest Blue-Ice-Area in Antarctica), Dronning Maud Land, Larsemann Hills, Ingrid Christensen Coast and the Vestfold Hills.

Along with my independent project, I collected one-metre length snow cores at every 10 km interval from the coast to inland (up to 200km) on the Amery Ice Shelf for glaciochemical studies.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsIndian Ministry of Earth Sciences

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