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Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice


March 29, 2017

In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible--a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything requiring photosynthesis to survive. So, how was this bloom possible? Using mathematical modeling, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences found that thinning Arctic sea ice may be responsible for these blooms and more blooms in the future. Full Story

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