University of Alabama Biologist Says Antarctica is "Ground Zero" for Ocean Acidification and Climate Change

2/6/2010 The delicate balance of life in the waters that surround Antarctica is especially susceptible to the effects of ocean acidification and the impact on the marine life there will serve as a bellwether for global climate-change, says Jim McClintock. 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

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

NASA Ice Campaign Takes Flight in Antarctica

10/8/2009 Starting in November, NASA will fly missions in a DC-8--a 157-foot-long airborne laboratory--to study to study changes to Antarctica's sea ice, ice sheets, and glaciers as part of the agency's Operation Ice Bridge. More

Successful Flight of University of Kansas' Unmanned Aircraft Promises to Enhance Polar Climate-Change Research

9/9/2009 An innovative unmanned aircraft conceived and built at the NSF-funded Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets recently passed its first flight test, a crucial step toward gathering better data at slower speeds and lower altitudes over icy terrain. More

USGS and British Antarctic Survey Document Rapid Disappearance of Antarctica's Ice Shelves in a New Map

5/29/2009 The USGS and the British Antarctic Survey have published a report and accompanying map on changes brought about by the collapse of Anarctica's Larsen and Wordie ice shelves. Ice. Note: the map may be downloaded as a .pdf, but is a large file. More

Seaglider Monitors Climate-related Ocean Circulation in the Arctic During Record-Breaking Journey Under Ice

4/28/2009 An intelligent, ocean-going glider has spent more than five months on a record-breaking deployment to sample the icy waters off western Greenland. More

NASA Video: Scientist Explains the Global Importance of Arctic Sea Ice for the Average Person

4/14/2009 Tom Wagner, NASA cryosphere program scientist, discusses the various ways that sea ice is important; from regulating global temperatures to restricting--or facilitating--global commerce. He also discusses the significance of IPY. More

Read Daily Updates from Scientists Studying Change in the Bering Sea Ecosystem, one of the World's Most Productive

4/4/2009 The Bering Sea is a wildly productive ecosystem, yielding millions of pounds of fish and crab each year. Is climate change affecting the Bering Sea? How? See daily pictures and read reports from researchers seeking answers to those questions. More
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