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From Climate Science to Ecology: NSF-funded LARISSA Takes an In-depth Look at the Collapse of a Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf

10/27/2009 The LARsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) project will conduct a uniquely in-depth and wide-ranging study of an ice-shelf ecosystem in the wake of the spectacular collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf. More

"First Person": Researchers Discuss How Scientific Tools Yield a New Perspective on the Fates of Two Historic Polar Expeditions

10/8/2009 Writing in American Scientist, NSF-funded researchers describe how they used satellite ice measurements to examine the roles of luck and environment in the outcomes of Nansen's Fram expedition and Shackleton's Endurance voyage. More