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Weather and Feedbacks Lead to Third-lowest Arctic Sea Ice Extent on Record

10/4/2010 An eventful summer sea-ice melt season has ended in the Arctic. Ice extent reached its low for the year--the third lowest in the satellite record--on Sept. 19, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

University of Delaware Scientist: Greenland Glacier Calves an Ice Island Four Times the Size of Manhattan

8/6/2010 An “ice island” four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier. The last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962.

Drillers Reaching Bedrock in Greenland Represents a Milestone in Climate Research

8/4/2010 After years of concentrated effort, scientists from the international North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project hit bedrock more than 8,300 feet below the surface of the Greenland ice sheet last week.

USGS: Scientists Sail Aug. 2 to Map the Arctic Seafloor and Define the Limits of the Continental Shelf

8/2/2010 American and Canadian scientists are mapping the Arctic seafloor and gathering data to help define the outer limits of the continental shelf.

Researchers Observe Mile-long Chunk of Ice Calving off Greenland Glacier

7/9/2010 NASA-funded researchers monitoring Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier report that a 7-square-kilometer (2.7 square-mile) section of the glacier broke up on July 6 and 7. The chunk is roughly one-eighth the size of Manhattan.

NASA Icebreaker Voyage to Probe Climate Change Impact on Arctic

6/8/2010 NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign is taking an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change. Follow ICESCAPE's blog.

Underwater Gliders May Change How Scientists Track Fish off Alaska

6/8/2010 Tracking fish across Alaska’s vast continental shelves can present a challenge to any scientist studying Alaska’s seas. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have successfully tested a solution in the form of underwater gliders.

NSF-, USGS-Funded Study: Arctic Ice at Low Point Compared to Recent Geologic History

6/7/2010 An international group of researchers has compiled the first comprehensive history of Arctic ice and concluded that less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history.

BESTing Severe Ice: Dispatches from NOAA Research Vessel Studying the Bering Sea Ecosystem

6/7/2010 The NOAA research vessel Thomas G. Thompson is at sea carrying scientists from a multitude of disciplines to measure ocean conditions and food web productivity on the eastern Bering Sea shelf.

Field Expedition Blog: Tagging Humpback Whales in the Antarctic with Suction Cups

5/20/2010 An NSF-funded research team, led by scientists from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, is at sea measuring the underwater movements and behaviors of humpback and minke whales. Track their progress and see images.
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