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NASA Goddard Podcast Contains Animation of 2008 Near-Record Sea-Ice Minimum, Interview with Scientist

12/18/2008 The polar ice caps have been shrinking in summer and expanding in winter for millions of years. But in the past 30 years, the Arctic sea ice at the end of each summer's melt has gotten steadily smaller. See an animation and read transcript. More

Search for Meteorites in Antarctic Begins Anew

12/17/2008 The Antarctic Search for Meteorites program team has returned to the deep field and they seem to finding quite a few extraterrestrial rocks. Read their daily (they hope) dispatches. More

On-line Exhibit: Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival

12/16/2008 The Yup’ik people have no word for science yet their tools were so well designed that they allowed the Yupiit to live in a land no one else would inhabit. An on-line version of the NSF-funded exhibit documents the depth and scope of Yupiit knowledge. More

NSF-funded, University of Maryland Researchers' Web site Features Video Clips from Arctic Research

12/8/2008 This Web site serves as a gateway to Arctic scientific research at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The site includes clips of polar bears and walrus taken during research cruises. More

Los Alamos National Laboratory Researchers' Models Forecast Possible Ice-Free Arctic for Part of Each Year by 2040

12/5/2008 Writing in 1663, a magazine published by Los Alamos National Laboratory, researchers explain how their computer models forecast that, unless greenhouse emissions are reduced, the Arctic Ocean will, by 2040, be ice-free for part of each year. More

From Dahl's Sheep to Wolverines, Watch a Web Slideshow Featuring the Animals that Inhabit Gates of the Arctic National Park

12/1/2008 The slide show is one of several on-line activites for children on the park's Web site. More

Webcast / Podcast Available: "Ice Sheets Unplugged: The Future of Sea Level in a Warming World"

11/28/2008 The lecture was given at the University of Delaware on Nov. 14 by Richard Alley, a geoscientist at Penn State, as one of the university's William S. Carlson IPY events. The lectures honor a former university president and polar researcher. More

U.S. Antarctic Policy from the State Department: Preserving the Continent for Peace and Science

11/28/2008 The United States has strong diplomatic interests in Antarctica, in particular promoting its status as a continent reserved for peace and science in accordance with the provisions of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959. More

Unlocking Climate Mysteries and Engaging Students from Harlem to Antarctica

11/24/2008 Middle-school science teacher Shakira Brown, a teacher at New York's Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy, spent several months working with scientists in Antarctica and communciating with students in the U.S. More

NOAA Scientist to Receive Grande Medaille from French Academy for Work on Antarctic Ozone Hole, IPCC Report

11/21/2008 For her scientific achievements, including pioneering research that helped explain the cause of the ozone hole, NOAA Senior Scientist Susan Solomon will receive the Grande Medaille from the Institute of France’s Academy of Sciences. More
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