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Atsuhiro MutoAtsuhiro Muto
University of Colorado at Boulder

Atsuhiro ("Atsu") Muto is a Ph.D. student in the Geography department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, under the guidance of Dr. Ted Scambos and Dr. Konrad Steffen. He received his Bachelorís and Masterís degrees in Earth Sciences from Chiba University in Japan. He has participated in deep ice core drilling at Dome Fuji, East Antarctica, as a member of the 46th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 2004-05. He also spent one month at McMurdo Station in 2006. In preparation for his work on the Norwegian-US Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica, he tested his self-designed and built weather stations at Summit Station, Greenland, in Spring 2007. On the 2007-2008 Troll to Pole segment of the traverse, he was responsible for firn temperature profile measurements and aims to write his Ph.D. thesis on surface temperature reconstruction using data obtained during traverses.

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