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No Longer Anchored, Antarctic Ice Stream Surges to Sea

6/21/2010 Scientists visiting Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier last year discovered that warm ocean water eating away at the glacier’s base has lifted the ice off an underwater ridge, speeding the glacier's advance to the sea. More

Scientists Call for a New Strategy for Polar Ocean Observation

6/17/2010 A team of oceanographers, writing in the journal Science has outlined a polar ocean-observation strategy they say will revolutionize scientists’ understanding of marine ecosystem response to climate change. More

Are Ocean Currents Hastening the Retreat of Greenland’s Glaciers?

6/10/2010 Greenland’s glaciers are not simply melting, cautions Fiamma Straneo, a physical oceanographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. It would be more accurate to say they’re falling apart, according to her NSF- and NASA-funded research. More

NASA Icebreaker Voyage to Probe Climate Change Impact on Arctic

6/8/2010 NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign is taking an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change. Follow ICESCAPE's blog. More

BESTing Severe Ice: Dispatches from NOAA Research Vessel Studying the Bering Sea Ecosystem

6/7/2010 The NOAA research vessel Thomas G. Thompson is at sea carrying scientists from a multitude of disciplines to measure ocean conditions and food web productivity on the eastern Bering Sea shelf. More