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Penguins as a Climate Bellwether

3/16/2007 Thanks to extensive field research and records contained in deposits of their bones accumulated over 30,000 years, scientists know more about how penguins will adjust to rapid climate change than almost any other creature on Earth. More

Discovering and Interpreting Antarctica's "Jurassic Park"

3/15/2007 Dinosaurs once roamed Antarctica, including Cryolophosaurus, or "frozen crested reptile," discovered by William Hammer, of Augustana College. Read about more recent finds of Jurassic fossils and how people like ReBecca Hunt prepare them for study and display. More

NOAA National Weather Service Teams with 2007 Iditarod

3/15/2007 For the first time, mushers in Alaska’s 1,150-mile Iditarod this month raced though four newly designated StormReady communities, a distinction given by the National Weather Service to communities that have completed rigorous warning and evacuation criteria. More

NOAA Plane Braves Winter Weather to Verify Satellite Wind Measurements

3/15/2007 A NOAA "hurricane hunter" aircraft earlier this month wrapped up a mission in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to acquire wind and precipitation data over the ocean in severe weather that will be used to improve marine weather forecasts. More

University of Washington Touts IPY Research

3/15/2007 University of Washington scientists, supported by several federal agencies, will play key IPY roles from the North Pole to Antarctica, in fields as diverse as oceanography and computer modeling. Their IPY contributions are highlighted in a Web slide show and other materials. More

A Seal's Eye View of the World

3/15/2007 You can get a seal’s eye view of the relationships between predator and prey in Antarctica from scientist Lee Fuiman’s research. Fuiman, of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, equips seals with cameras and data recorders to understand their behavior. More

Fact Sheet: Smithsonian Polar Research

3/15/2007 From the cultural heritage studies of the Arctic Studies Center to South Pole telescopes to curation of Antarctic meteorites to polar biology research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a compendium of polar science. More

AIM at the Edge of Space

3/14/2007 NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission, scheduled for launch in April 2007, is the first detailed exploration of Earth's unique and elusive clouds that are literally on the "edge of space." More

A Dinosaur Find in Antarctica

3/14/2007 William Hammer, an NSF-funded researcher at Augustana College, discovered the remains of Cryolophosaurus ellioti in 1991, proving that dinosaurs lived on every continent. In a 2003 Webcast, he described the find and the beast. More

First into the Field for IPY

3/9/2007 From February to May, 2007 these National Science Foundation-funded scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham will study how organisms use chemical compounds to defend themselves from predators, competitors, and organisms that would overgrow or infect them. Join them as they explore undersea forests. More
                                      
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