Science Friday: The Continental Outlier

In the world’s coldest, most remote desert, keepers of Antarctica’s longest melt record have detected a recent and dramatic shift. In the latest Methods from Science Friday, reporter Ariel Zych tells the story of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the continental outlier. A fantastic read showcasing MCM LTER and importance of long-term datasets. Co-PI Diane McKnight will be live on the Science Friday radio show in NYC tomorrow, Friday, June 7, 2019. Ways to listen: 

  • Science Friday is carried by most public radio stations in the country for the first hour of our program, but not always live. Check your local public radio station website, or visit to find a local station. 
  • Internationally and outside our member stations, you can stream Science Friday live by visiting at 12pm/2pm ET 
  • The podcast episode will be available for download by 5:30pm wherever you get your podcasts, and online at, it will be indicated as "Episode 1 from Friday June 7th, 2019"
  • Transcripts of the episode will be available within 5 business days of the broadcast.

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