At a lab in New Brunswick, a team of Rutgers University researchers collects data from Antarctica in real time. The information comes from gliders. The underwater robots are part of a project to determine how water properties and surface currents can affect penguin foraging at Palmer Station… The gliders are only one aspect of the project. In the Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab, or Cool Room, Research Project Manager Hugh Roarty monitors surface currents data from radars stationed in Antarctica. Scientists dug through about three feet of snow and ice just to set up a stable foundation for the instrument. The team installed three high frequency radars. The radar’s about the size of a telephone booth with one antenna that transmits and receives the signal from the beach.
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