Preliminary Ice Shelf Changes Since the New Millennium (WEEK 3)

In the last blog post, I went into specifics on how I have measured the rifts. Here, I will talk about how I have observed the Amery Ice Shelf to be changing over time.

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First Week of Research Progress

My first week of research started out with some confusion. As I’m pretty sure anyone reading this will know, Monday, the 27th, was Memorial Day. Despite my knowledge of this, I still intended on meeting with my research professor on this date because she specifically stated it while we were emailing over the break. So, after preparing to meet with my instructor at 10 am and going to her office and another place I thought I might find her, I sent her an email only to find out that she decided to take the federal holiday off. In her response email she apologized and recommended that I do the same and, although, I did, I also decided to start on my portion of the research.

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Turning Pixels of Antarctica into Numbers (WEEK 2)

On my last blog post, I discussed how I went about collecting data. Now that I have a set of satellite images, I will discuss how I have pulled out quantitative data from them.

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How to Collect Data from 14,500km Away (WEEK 1)

One of the first steps to this research project is collecting data. Given the need to collect visual data from Antarctica, which is approximately 9,000 miles (or 14,5000 kilometers) away from Virginia, the best solution would be to go to Antarctica itself. However, because that is not feasible time- or money-wise, I am instead investigating the Amery Ice Shelf through satellite imagery: data that is remotely sensed by satellites circulating in high altitudes, then posted online as pixelated images.

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Contemporary Design with Historic Jerusalem – Final Post

In conceptualization and conversation, Jerusalem is known for what it was or for its significance to particular groups, rather than to the structure of the city itself. As my first formal foray into contemporary architectural history, I studied the dominant architectural styles of the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly from 1970 onwards. I analyzed the built environment of Jerusalem through three architectural styles, focusing on the Old City and several areas of the city immediately surrounding it.

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