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Antarctic Research


A team from Oregon State University studies underwater volcanic activity in the Antarctic by comparing Antarctic events to those off the coast of Oregon. The live volcanoes near the South Pole are similar to those that created the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. The team goes into cold and dangerous waters every year, using audio and video equipment to look for underwater volcanoes and to record seismic activity.

Producer: Jim Newman

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Part of Episode

Klamath Levee Blast; Cycle Oregon; Antarctic Research

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1908
Original Broadcast: February 7, 2008