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"First Person": Examining Climate-Related Changes in the Arctic with an Eye Towards What is Yet to Come

10/29/2009 Biologist Eric Post talks about climate change in the Arctic and how some effects are so subtle as to be, for now, "like a thief in the night." More

NOAA's Arctic Report Card: Changes Affecting Air, Ocean, and Everything in Between

10/22/2009 Despite the fact that summer 2009 had more sea ice than in 2007 or 2008, scientists are seeing drastic changes in the region from just five years ago and at rates faster than anticipated, according to NOAA's "Arctic Report Card." More

Indiana School Welcomes Home NOAA ‘Teacher at Sea’ from Arctic Voyage of Discovery

10/20/2009 Christine Hedge, a 7th-grade science teacher who spent six weeks in the Arctic Ocean on board the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, discovered an underwater mountain. More

"First Person": Researchers Discuss How Scientific Tools Yield a New Perspective on the Fates of Two Historic Polar Expeditions

10/8/2009 Writing in American Scientist, NSF-funded researchers describe how they used satellite ice measurements to examine the roles of luck and environment in the outcomes of Nansen's Fram expedition and Shackleton's Endurance voyage. More