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The first wave of an 18-person team from Radford University that will measure ice depth and temperature on the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska, will depart Friday, Feb. 28.

The team, led by Physics Professor Rhett Herman, will be in Alaska through March 15 continuing an eleven-year project to develop a research protocol that will enable scientists to find a correlation between polar sea ice surface temperature and ice depth. If successful, the team will then be closer to answering a key question about the ice cap covering the North Pole: "How b