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October 9, 2008

E-Science: Massive Experiments, Global Networks

Peter N. Spotts

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina is not the first name that pops up in conversations about centers of polar science. Tucked at the tip of a branch of Albemarle Sound, along the state’s northeast coast, the well-regarded, historically African-American university focuses largely on undergraduate education. But it’s also taking part in cutting-edge Arctic and Antarctic science as a key player in PolarGrid — a powerful, sophisticated computer network researchers use to analyze images of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica and model their behavior.

Full story at Christian Science Monitor