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Scientists in Dogged Pursuit of Amount of Snow on Earth Embark on Arctic Trek

3/17/2006 An expedition into the frozen Arctic using dogsled teams kicks off March 12, 2006, from Alaska to help NASA find out how much snow blankets the Earth. The trek is one leg of a five-year “Go North!” expedition in pursuit of environmental samples. More

NASA Study Links "Smog" to Arctic Warming

3/14/2006 NASA scientists have found that a major form of global air pollution involved in summertime "smog" has also played a significant role in warming the Arctic. More

Impact of Climate Warming on Polar Ice Sheets Confirmed

3/8/2006 In the most comprehensive survey ever undertaken of the massive ice sheets covering both Greenland and Antarctica, NASA scientists confirm climate warming is changing how much water remains locked in Earth's largest storehouse of ice and snow. More

Cool Science: Brochure is Geared to Give Kids an Introduction to Polar Science

3/1/2006 Jointly produced by the Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington's Polar Science Center, this .pdf file provides an introduction to Polar Regions and the research that scientists conduct there. More