Benign weather last week led to perfect conditions for launching instrumented balloons at the NSF-funded research station in the middle of Greenland's ice sheet. We heard from science technicians at Summit, Marci Beitch (PFS) and Jason Johns (NOAA), who were suitably impressed by the flight.
Last year, Field Notes introduced you to Jasmine Saros, a lake ecologist from the University of Maine investigating if tiny freshwater diatoms can offer clues on what impact climate change may have on Arctic freshwater lake ecosystems.
Flowers, garden vegetables, sunshine, and…summer science cargo. That’s what’s been on the minds of Sue Natali, Polaris Project Research Coordinator and Assistant Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, and John Schade, Polaris Project Education Coordinator.
Associate Professor Jason Briner and Gifford Miller, Fellow and Associate Director of University of Colorado’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, are analyzing fossilized Arctic moss that has been buried under ice for thousands of years to garner clues about the region's climate history.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in western Alaska is the stage for a three-year experiment to explore the connections between a changing climate, an advancing growing season, migratory geese and the chemical processes that impact the broader ecosystem.
Head north into the Arctic and you’ll find a self-selected crew of researchers devoting their field seasons to uncovering the mysteries and facts of the region. Efforts are afoot to diversify the Arctic research community, and at the helm is Linda Hayden.
Calling all educators who are fascinated with the Arctic and Antarctic! PolarTREC: Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. is accepting applications through Monday September 16.
Penn State biologist Eric Post realized that a significant amount of activity that influenced the arctic ecosystem was taking place underground. He is in the process of studying the underground carbon exchange in Greenland's tundra.
Whether you're a scientist, field tech, adventurer, journalist, or some other intrepid soul who travels north, we want to hear from you. Specifically, we want your pictures for our 2014 calendar.
The unprecedented Arctic warming over the past 30 years is leading to melting of sea ice and consequences. Now scientists have evidence that Arctic warming could also change atmospheric chemistry through reactions that occur between the air and the snow.