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PBS' NOVA Series Features NSF-funded Arctic Dinosaur Discovery

10/7/2008 A NOVA documentary debuting on Oct. 7 reveals that dinosaurs survived and thrived in the harsh environments of the north and south polar regions. The program follows paleontologists unearthing 70 million-year-old fossils from the Alaskan tundra. More

U. of Delaware Podcast: Early Arctic Explorers Triggered Americans' Interest in Polar Discovery

10/3/2008 When explorer Elisha Kent Kane died in 1857, his was the largest funeral, at that time, in American history. Author Michael Robinson discussed the imprint of early Arctic explorers on the American psyche as part of the university's IPY events series. More

NOAA Administrator Announces Resignation

9/24/2008 Retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, today announced his resignation, effective Oct. 31. More

NSF-funded, Woods Hole Scientists Unravel an Antarctic Story Inscribed in Lava and Written by the Wind

9/22/2008 From a windy, isolated camp in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica, three scientists explore how the waterless, lifeless, volcanic terrain formed and evolved. Read the story and watch the video. More

MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Graduate Student Creates Complex Computer Model of the Southern Ocean

9/16/2008 With NASA and NSF support, Matt Mazloff has created a computer model that simulates the complex dynamics of the world’s southern oceans—a wild and woolly region that is roughly 13 times the size of the United States and very poorly understood. More

Flying in Support of U.S. Antarctic Science Program, Air Force Makes First Night Landing on the Southernmost Continent

9/11/2008 Equipped with night-vision goggles, a C-17 aircrew from McChord Air Force Base performed the first known after-dark landing in Antarctica on Sept. 11, 2008. Read the story, watch the video. More

Go North!: NSF-funded Polar Learning Program Wins Education Award

9/9/2008 GoNorth! was named a Tech Awards Laureate by the Tech Museum of Innovation of San Jose, Calif. Go North! brings together polar scientists and polar communities to share their research and lives with students worldwide. More

Scientific Essay on NOAA's Arctic Theme Page: “Why is the Arctic So Sensitive to Climate Change and Why Do We Care?”

9/9/2008 Mark Serreze writes: “That the Arctic should be especially sensitive to climate change was recognized in the 19th century. The primary reason ...is that an initial warming ... sets in motion a chain of events that amplify the warming..." More

Read the Captain's Journals from the USCGC Healy's Extended Continental Shelf Cruise to the Arctic

9/6/2008 Read the journals--accompanied by photographs--of Capt. Fred Sommer, the commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. More

USGS Site Posts Scientists' Journals and Videos as Researchers Map the Continental Shelf aboard Coast Guard's Healy

9/5/2008 Follow the Healy as it travels through the Arctic Ocean mapping the seafloor as part of the work of the Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, a government-wide group headed by the State Department. More
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