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This page serves the home for a series of articles, exclusive to this site, to highlight discoveries made possible, in whole or in part, through federal IPY funding.

New entries will be added as IPY research findings are published in the coming months and years. 




Oct. 29, 2009

Examining Climate-Related Changes in the Arctic with an Eye Towards What is Yet to Come

Biologist Eric Post talks about climate change in the Arctic and how some effects are so subtle as to be, for now, "like a thief in the night."

Oct. 8, 2009

Researchers Discuss How Scientific Tools Yield a New Perspective on the Fates of Two Historic Polar Expeditions

Writing in American Scientist, NSF-funded researchers describe how they used satellite ice measurements to examine the roles of luck and environment in the outcomes of Nansen's Fram expedition and Shackleton's Endurance voyage.