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University of Alaska Fairbanks Scientist to Lead Sea Ice Expedition

March 28, 2007

News thumbnail Jennifer Hutchings, a research associate at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center, is chief scientist on a team of researchers that will spend the next two weeks at the U.S. Navy ice camp in the Beaufort Sea studying the relationship between ice movement, stress and the overall mass of sea ice. Full Story

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