Press release for students - What’s the highest peak in US Arctic? New technique gives the answer

EGU Planet Press

From EGU, June 23, 2016  --  Kit DesLauriers joined forces with US scientist Matt Nolan to settle a debate of more than 50 years, while testing a new technique in a steep mountainous region.

Click here for a PDF of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online.  This article was published June 23, 2016.  This is a kids version of the EGU article: "Press Release: New technique settles old debate on highest peaks in US Arctic."


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