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NASA IceBridge Mission Prepares for Study of Arctic Glaciers

3/18/2010 NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22. More

NOAA Launches "Arctic Future" Web site

3/16/2010 NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory has launched a new Web site to help those interested in the Arctic learn more about the long-term effects of the loss of Arctic summer sea ice. More

NASA Video: Antarctic "Shrimp" Found Where No Critters Expected

3/16/2010 At a level of 182 meters (600 feet) below Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, a video camera designed to observe the conditions under the ice recorded a shrimp-like creature more than 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from open water. Watch the video. More

NSF-funded Study: Arctic Seabed Methane Stores Destabilizing, Venting

3/5/2010 Findings published in the March 5 edition of the journal Science, show that the permafrost under the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is perforated and is leaking large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. More

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Researchers Find Evidence
of Previously Unknown Hydrothermal Vents near Antarctica

3/3/2010 Scientists have found evidence of hydrothermal vents on the seafloor near Antarctica, formerly a blank spot on the map to researchers eager to learn more about seafloor formation and the life forms drawn to these extreme environments. More