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Media Advisory 09-022

National Science Board to Meet August 5-6 in Arlington, Va.

Discussions to address developments in Regional Arctic Climate Modeling, the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and STEM grand challenges

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Illustration showing feedbacks associated with Arctic warming and sea ice loss.

Feedbacks associated with Arctic warming and sea ice loss enter into every aspect of northern life. To accurately model this warming environment and forecast further climate change and its impacts, the integrated Arctic system, from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the atmosphere, must be represented.

Credit: Larry Hinzman et al., 2006

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