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McChord Airmen Fuel Remote Antarctic Research Camp

12/9/2008 The U.S. Air Force completed the first C-17 airdrop to a field camp in Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountains Nov. 26. Thirty bundles of fuel and other supplies were delivered to a scientific camp in one of the most remote locations on earth.

Speed Matters for Ice-shelf Breaking

11/27/2008 It won't help the Titanic, but a newly derived, simple law may help scientists improve their climate models and glaciologists predict where icebergs will calve off from their parent ice sheets, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research Program Researchers take Climate Change Seminar to Venetie

11/25/2008 Residents of Venetie, Alaska, week welcomed ten researchers from the UAF Bonanza Creek LTER program for an open discussion about climate change and its implications for rural villages and their subsistence livelihoods.

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.

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 Franceā€™s Academy of Sciences.

NASA: Antarctic Balloon Mission Discovers Mysterious Source of High-Energy Cosmic Radiation

11/20/2008 Scientists announced the discovery of a previously unidentified nearby source of high-energy cosmic rays. The finding was made with a NASA-funded balloon-borne instrument high over Antarctica. NSF provided the Antarctic logistics for the mission.

NASA Spacecraft Detects Buried Glaciers on Mars

11/20/2008 MRO has revealed vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red Planet.

Scientific American Features AGAP Researcher's "Dispatches from the Bottom of the World"

11/18/2008 Robin Bell, of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is the NSF-funded co-leader of multi-national expedition to explore the mysterious Gamburtsev Mountains. Follow her journey.

Gas Hydrates on Alaska's North Slope Hold One of Nation's Largest Deposits of Technically Recoverable Natural Gas

11/18/2008 A USGS assessment estimates there are 85.4 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable gas from natural gas hydrates on the Alaskan North Slope. This would be enough to heat more than 100 million average homes for 10 years.

NASA Grant Sends Digital Planetarium to Rural Alaska

11/14/2008 With help from a $488,000 NASA grant, the University of Alaska Museum of the North and scientists at the UAF Geophysical Institute are joining forces to bring the state's only digital portable planetarium to communities in rural Alaska.
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