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NSF's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program Supports Fieldwork

3/27/2007 The National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program provides opportunities for scholars in the humanities to visit Antarctica or the Southern Ocean to obtain first-hand experience that will help create art to increase public awareness and understanding of the U.S. role on the southernmost continent. More

Gravity Measurements Help Melt Ice Mysteries

3/23/2007 Just a few years ago, the world's climate scientists predicted that Greenland wouldn't have much impact on sea level in the coming decades. But recent measurements show that Greenland's ice cap is melting much faster than expected. These new data come from the NASA/German Aerospace Center's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). More

Glacial Earthquakes Point to Rising Temperatures in Greenland

3/23/2007 Scientists have found a new indicator that the Earth is warming: "glacial earthquakes" caused when the rivers of ice lurch unexpectedly. Glacial earthquakes in Greenland have doubled since 2002. More

Unique New Survey Gauges Arctic Indigenous People's Views on Living Conditions

3/21/2007 According to a unique, newly released survey of indigenous Arctic peoples an overwhelming majority think traditional pursuits are important to their identity and many engage in these activities in addition to working in the cash economy. More

'Cool' Science: JPL Observes International Polar Year

3/21/2007 Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have joined colleagues from other NASA centers, U.S. agencies and universities, as well as more than 60 other nations, in a worldwide campaign to better understand the polar regions of Earth. Feature includes video interviews with JPL scientists. More

NOAA's State of the Arctic Report

3/18/2007 NOAA's “State of the Arctic” is a review of environmental conditions during the past five years, relative to those in the latter part of the 20th century. It was conducted by an international group of 20 scientists who developed a consensus on content and reliability. More

NPR's Science Friday Offers an Antarctic Science Sampler

3/17/2007 Building a neutrino observatory a kilometer on a side under the ice sheet, excavating a rare plesiosaur fossil, and a ice-shelf drilling project seeking millions of years of climate records were all discussed in a recent NPR “Science Friday” broadcast on Antarctic science. More

CRREL's Albert Discusses IPY on NPR's Science Friday

3/17/2007 Mary Albert, past chair of the U.S. National IPY Committee and senior research engineer at CRREL, was featured in a recent NPR broadcast. She joined Jody Deming, a member of the U.S. National Committee and a University of Washington researcher, and Polar explorer Will Steger. More

Preserving The Last Great Place: NOAA’s Ecosystem Approach to Studying the Antarctic

3/17/2007 The Antarctic Marine Living Resources research program is part of the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center, which collects the scientific information necessary to protect and manage resources in the Pacific and the Antarctic. More
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