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The NSF-funded King Air scientific crew after one of its flights through a lake-effect snowstorm.
The start of a typical day of field work on the Tug Hill Plateau.
Tug Hill researchers prepare to launch a weather balloon during a lake-effect snowstorm.
Scientist Jim Steenburgh of the University of Utah skis his way to and from the research site.
Why does New York's Tug Hill Plateau get so much snow? Scientists faced blizzards to find out.
An EEID-funded project at at Old Dominion University will study tick-borne Rickettisial pathogens.
Kinney has more than 30 years of leadership and management experience in the astronomical community.
Dryland regions are increasingly under siege, and have scarce water resources.
Increasing elephant numbers are often cited as a threat to forests; scientists found otherwise.
Fire can affect critical natural resources such as the reeds used by communities in Botswana.
Surface water in drylands provides important resources for local communities.
In drylands, rivers adjacent to scarce water resources are affected by human and other animal use.
Dryland ecosystems are vulnerable to human impacts, such as moving cattle from place to place.
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Just when you thought it was safe on the beach...alligators are there, too, scientists find.
A GPS transmitter-outfitted 'gator in a salt marsh creek at Sapelo Island, Georgia.
Biologist James Nifong with an adult female alligator recaptured to remove her GPS transmitter.
Marine-foraging alligators use freshwater wetlands to rehydrate after being in salty environments.
An alligator travels from freshwater wetlands to salt marshes on Sapelo Island, Georgia.
Carrying a GPS transmitter, an alligator swims in a tidal river near Sapelo Island, Georgia.
Bioluminescence shines in a wave. In SOARS-like research, scientists studied waves with this light.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists are at work on instruments for the new NSF center.
Sun, pollution, cloud droplets, ice formation and ocean biology will be studied at the NSF center.
Waves send plumes of sea spray into the atmosphere, altering the formation and duration of clouds.
Earth's oceans and atmosphere are inextricably linked in determining how long clouds last.