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Measuring the Atmosphere from the Pristine South Pole

3/30/2007 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses the Atmospheric Research Observatory (ARO) at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to support a long-term research program carried out by NOAA’s Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory. The South Pole carbon-dioxide record, which is part of that effort, dates back to the 1957 International Geophysical Year, precursor to IPY.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Scientists Track Greenland Narwhals

3/30/2007 From August 2006 to March 2007, NOAA-funded scientists from the University of Washington working with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources equipped narwhals with satellite-linked instruments to track whale movements, diving behavior, and ocean temperature structure in Baffin Bay. Narwhals have never previously been observed or studied in their winter habitat in central Baffin Bay.

ITASE: Crossing Antarctica by Tractor to Study Recent Climate Change

3/29/2007 Criss-crossing Antartica in a tractor train, International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition reserachers have taken ice cores representative of the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.

Exploratorium South Pole IPY Live Webcast March 30

3/29/2007 In the latest in a series of live Webcasts, educators at the Exploratorium, the San Francisco science museum, connected with Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on March 30, 2007 for a talk about IPY history and to converse with scientists preparing a new 10-meter telescope to begin its observations.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Scientist to Lead Arctic Sea-Ice Expedition

3/29/2007 Arctic sea ice is in constant motion, riding on the ocean and absorbing energy from circumpolar weather systems. These dynamics may have an effect the thickness and durability of the arctic ice pack in the face of climate change. University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Jennifer Hutchings is chief scientist on an expedition that will spend two weeks at studying these complex relationships at an ice camp on the Beaufort Sea.

Dust in Antarctic Ice Reveals Important Climate Clues

3/27/2007 Recent climate warming and land-use changes may be altering atmospheric dustiness over the Antarctic Peninsula and the nearby oceans, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Arctic Science: What We Can Do, We Must Do"

3/26/2007 A speech by Arden L. Bement, Jr., director of the National Science Foundation, given in Hanover, N.H. on March 15, 2007 during the Arctic Science Summit.

Glacial Earthquakes Point to Rising Temperatures in Greenland

3/23/2007 Scientists have found a new indicator that the Earth is warming: "glacial earthquakes" caused when the rivers of ice lurch unexpectedly. Glacial earthquakes in Greenland have doubled since 2002.

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.
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