NSF-funded, Woods Hole Scientists Unravel an Antarctic Story Inscribed in Lava and Written by the Wind

9/22/2008 From a windy, isolated camp in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica, three scientists explore how the waterless, lifeless, volcanic terrain formed and evolved. Read the story and watch the video. More

MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Graduate Student Creates Complex Computer Model of the Southern Ocean

9/16/2008 With NASA and NSF support, Matt Mazloff has created a computer model that simulates the complex dynamics of the world’s southern oceans—a wild and woolly region that is roughly 13 times the size of the United States and very poorly understood. More

Flying in Support of U.S. Antarctic Science Program, Air Force Makes First Night Landing on the Southernmost Continent

9/11/2008 Equipped with night-vision goggles, a C-17 aircrew from McChord Air Force Base performed the first known after-dark landing in Antarctica on Sept. 11, 2008. Read the story, watch the video. More

USGS Site Posts Scientists' Journals and Videos as Researchers Map the Continental Shelf aboard Coast Guard's Healy

9/5/2008 Follow the Healy as it travels through the Arctic Ocean mapping the seafloor as part of the work of the Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, a government-wide group headed by the State Department. More

Fish & Wildlife Service Web Site is a Gathering Place for Polar Bear Information

8/21/2008 The multimedia site includes a list of "frequently asked questions" about the bears, a timeline of events leading to the decision to declare the polar bear a threatened species, polar bear videos and more. More

National Snow and Ice Data Center Web Site Provides Continuous Updates of the Extent and Status of Arctic Sea Ice

8/12/2008 Arctic sea ice reflects sunlight, keeping the polar regions cool and moderating global climate. But Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically over at least the past thirty years. NSIDC keeps a scientific eye on conditions. More

Video: Dartmouth Students Test Polar Roving Robots

8/8/2008 Since 2003, students and researchers from Dartmouth University have been designing a lightweight mobile robot to deploy instrument networks in Antarctica. Learn about “Cool Robots at Dartmouth.” Requires Quicktime player More

Greenland Archaeology Team Posts Audio Reports from the Field

7/18/2008 Researchers with the NSF-funded Inglefield Land Archaeology project will be working this summer at Cape Grinnell, a site where European and Thule native cultures first came into contact in the 1800's. More

Live Webcast July 8 of IPY Conference's Opening Ceremony from St. Petersburg, Russia

7/3/2008 A Webcast of the joint Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)IPY Conference opening ceremony was broadcast on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at More

Scientist Explains Impacts of Climate Change in the Arctic

6/30/2008 During Earth Month in April, Mark Ivey, site manager for the Deprtment of Energy's ARM Climate Research Facility on the North Slope of Alaska, was interviewed about climate change and in particular, its impacts in the Arctic. More
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