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Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA):
An International Study of the Bering and Chuckchi seas

7/29/2007 RUSALCA is a joint research initiative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Russian Academy of Sciences. RUSALCA also is Russian for "mermaid." More

NOAA’s Teacher At Sea Program Unveils Latest Children’s Book Focusing on Life Aboard a Hydrographic Survey Ship Off Alaska

7/26/2007 NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program has unveiled its third in a series of four planned children’s books. The latest is about the experiences of teacher Linda Armwood aboard NOAA ship Fairweather More

SEDNA Scientists Brave Frigid Temperatures to Study Sea Ice

7/13/2007 Two University of Delaware researchers were among a science party that lived in a frigid ice camp this spring as part of a $1.4 million NSF project they have dubbed SEDNA, for Sea-ice Experiment: Dynamic Nature of the Arctic. More

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) Scientific Report Index
Available Online

7/5/2007 A downloadable index is available for the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment's (ACIA) scientific report. The ACIA was a project of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee. More

Images and Video from the World's Southernmost Active Volcano: Antarctica's Mt. Erebus

7/5/2007 The Mt. Erebus Volcano Observatory (MEVO) homepage has extensive collections of photos and video about living and working atop a 14,000-foot volcano and how science benefits from that experience. More

Science Atop the World's Southernmost Active Volcano

7/5/2007 Working at 14,000 feet, scientists with the Mt. Erebus Volcano Observatory (MEVO) study all facets of volcanic activity including Erebus' global environmental impacts. More

Video Shows Scientists Studying Earth's Volcanic
"Plumbing System" in Antarctica's Dry Valleys

7/5/2007 The McMurdo Dry Valleys are ice-free deserts where an international science team is able to uniquely access volcanic rock to study the “plumbing system” that transports magma to the earth’s crust. More

National Preserve Protects Arctic Land Bridge
That Once Connected Asia to North America

7/3/2007 The National Park Service's Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is a small remnant of the land bridge, also known as Beringia, that people crossed 10,000 years ago to enter North America from Asia. More

The Prehistory of Alaska as Preserved in the National Park System

7/3/2007 The National Park Service maintains documents that provide an overview of the prehistory of Alaska as represented in the national park system, including Gates of the Arctic National Park. More

View the Aurora Borealis from the Gates of the Arctic
National Park Web Site

7/3/2007 The park has posted a Quicktime movie of the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, over Wiseman, Alaska, on its Web site. More