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NSF-funded, University of Texas Researchers on International Team Probing Antarctic Glaciers for Clues To Past and Future Sea Level

10/27/2008 Scientists from the U.S., U.K. and Australia have teamed up to explore the Aurora and Wilkes Subglacial Basins. The research could show how Earth's climate changed in the past and how future climate change will affect global sea level.

Explorers to Probe Hidden Antarctic Mountains

10/21/2008 Scientists from six nations will combine efforts over the next three months to penetrate one of earth’s last unexplored places: Antarctica’s vast Gamburtsev Mountains, never seen by humans because they lie under up to four kilometers of ice.

Meteorological Towers Upgraded at Barrow and Atqasuk Sites

10/15/2008 In the Arctic, ice can develop on instrumentation that collects standard meteorological measurements for climate studies. New ultrasonic sensors and heated probes are improving data delivery while requiring less maintenance.

Living in the Northern Landscape: Connecting Archaeology, History, and Environmental Science

10/7/2008 The City University of New York Archaeology Seminar Series is co-sponsoring an event at the American Scandinavian Society’s Scandinavia House on Oct. 24, featuring four papers about a collaborative project involving students and faculty.

Arctic Soil Reveals Climate Change Clues: Holds Double the Organic Material Previously Thought

10/7/2008 Frozen arctic soil contains nearly twice the greenhouse-gas-producing organic material as was previously estimated, according to recently published research by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists.

NASA Study Finds Rising Arctic Storm Activity Sways Sea Ice, Climate

10/6/2008 A new NASA study shows that the rising frequency and intensity of arctic storms over the last half century, attributed to progressively warmer waters, directly provoked acceleration of the rate of arctic sea-ice drift.

Most Alaskan Glaciers Retreating, Thinning, and Stagnating, Says Major USGS Report

10/6/2008 Most glaciers in every mountain range and island group in Alaska are experiencing significant retreat, thinning or stagnation, according to a new book. In places, these changes began as early as the middle of the 18th century.

Woods Hole Researchers Cruise to the Irminger Sea: "Where the Arctic meets the Atlantic"

10/4/2008 The mission's primary goal is to shed light on the origin of the water that flows through Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland. But scientist hope to learn more about the nature of the storms in the region. Read dispatches and see images.

NSIDC: Arctic Sea Ice Down to Second-Lowest Extent Since Measurements Began in 1979; Likely Record-Low Volume

10/2/2008 Arctic sea ice extent during the 2008 melt season dropped to the second-lowest level since satellite measurements began in 1979, reaching the lowest point in its annual cycle of melt and growth on September 14, 2008.

NASA Mars Lander Sees Falling Snow in Martian Arctic, Soil Data Suggest Liquid Past

9/29/2008 The Phoenix Mars Lander has detected snow falling from Martian clouds. Spacecraft soil experiments also have provided evidence of past interaction between minerals and liquid water, processes that occur on Earth.
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