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Woods Hole Ship, Scientists, and Crew Probe Strategic, Turbulent and Terrifying Arctic Oceanic Gateway

2/6/2010 Winds reach more than 70 mph and waves tower over three stories high in this narrow passage on the doorstep of the Arctic Circle, where waters flow southward from the Arctic Ocean to the North Atlantic. More

Global Ice Age Climate Patterns Influenced by Bering Strait: Small Geographic Feature has Large Effects on Climate

1/12/2010 In a vivid example of how a small geographic feature may have far-reaching impacts on climate, new research shows that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice-age episodes over 100,000 years. More

NCAR: Study Indicates a Net Warming Trend for the Southernmost Continent

1/12/2010 Until recently, the Antarctic ice sheet looked to be bucking the global warming trend. Now a new study shows an overall warming trend across Antarctica, with this trend being strongest over the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. More

USGS: Based on Geologic Evidence, Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free Conditions

12/29/2009 There is more evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future, accoridng to USGS scientists. More

Woods Hole Audio Slideshow: Life in the Arctic—After Climate Change

12/22/2009 Carin Ashjian, an NSF-supported biologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, narrates a slideshow about Arctic research aboard the U.S Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. More

NASA-funded Animations: Colliding Auroras Produce an Explosion of Light

12/17/2009 A network of cameras deployed around the Arctic in support of NASA's THEMIS mission has made a startling discovery about the Northern Lights. Sometimes, vast curtains of aurora borealis collide, producing spectacular outbursts of light. More

Researchers Learning More about How Water beneath Greenland's Glaciers Contributes to Ice Loss

12/16/2009 Scientists who study the melting of Greenland’s glaciers are discovering that water flowing beneath the ice plays a much more complex role than they previously imagined. More

Robot Explorer Investigates Antarctica's Frozen Lakes

12/3/2009 The ENDURANCE (Environmentally Non-Disturbing Under-ice Robotic ANtarctic Explorer) is a mini-sub that is exploring and sampling Antarctica's perpetually frozen lakes. Read details of the project and dispatches from the ENDURANCE field team. More

First Person: Conversations with IPY Researchers

12/2/2009 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. More

Audio Slideshow: Researchers Search for Tiny Marine Life at the Heart of the Fertile Antarctic Ecosystem

11/5/2009 Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution talk about the creatures that make up the base of the Antarctic food chain, their importance in the global ecosystem and what draws people to become scientists. More
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