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NOAA Administrator Announces Resignation

9/24/2008 Retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, today announced his resignation, effective Oct. 31. More

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

Scientific Essay on NOAA's Arctic Theme Page: “Why is the Arctic So Sensitive to Climate Change and Why Do We Care?”

9/9/2008 Mark Serreze writes: “That the Arctic should be especially sensitive to climate change was recognized in the 19th century. The primary reason ...is that an initial warming ... sets in motion a chain of events that amplify the warming..." More

Go North!: NSF-funded Polar Learning Program Wins Education Award

9/9/2008 GoNorth! was named a Tech Awards Laureate by the Tech Museum of Innovation of San Jose, Calif. Go North! brings together polar scientists and polar communities to share their research and lives with students worldwide. More

Read the Captain's Journals from the USCGC Healy's Extended Continental Shelf Cruise to the Arctic

9/6/2008 Read the journals--accompanied by photographs--of Capt. Fred Sommer, the commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. More