A group of scientists are in the final stretch of a two-month journey to collect sea ice cores in Barrow Alaska and return to them to their home base in New Hampshire to study their three-dimensional pore structure.
The NSF's newest ocean-going laboratory, the R/V Sikuliaq, last week arrived in her home port of Seward, AK. As part of her welcome home, the ship was open for public tours.
To best understand climate change processes and their impacts, scientists monitor changes in the volume or mass of the Arctic sea ice cover. Specifically, researchers keep close tabs on the ice extent, or the area covered by sea ice, and ice thickness.
We’ve been following the adventures of oceanographer and mathematician, David Holland and his wife Denise, logistical right-hand and project documentarian, during their Greenlandic adventures. We caught up with them via email during their recent transit between Abu Dhabi and Ilulissat.
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.
Strong fisheries coupled with Iceland's unique fisheries management system makes it a perfect place to explore questions of how people, their families, interests and finances are all connected to fishing and management strategies.
The Seward City News reports that during trial runs for the R/V Sikuliaq, the National Science Foundation's $200 million Arctic research vessel, the ship lost proper lubrication in its starboard propulsion unit.
A new interdisciplinary collaborative funded by the National Science Foundation has put out a call for membership. The network, known as Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability (Arctic-FROST), is part of the Sustainability, Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainibility (SEES) network.
For years, scientists have understood that Greenland's ice sheet contributes to rising sea levels through the combination of surface melting and accelerating outlet glaciers. What’s less understood is the behavior of different glaciers in different locations.
As Arctic ice continues to melt at historic rates, scientists are studying the ecological impacts of the changing landscape, including on the impact of shrinking sea ice on polar bear populations. A recent story on Alaska Public Radio offered the following insights.
Arctic climate science has been in the news a lot lately; here are some of the highlights.
The first time Rob Robbins, Supervisor of Dive Services at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station set his eyes on the ice in 1979 he fell in love. Now he is one of two full-time divers working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
Most mornings, Chris Petrich’s biggest hurdle is staying off the ski lift he passes on his way to work in Northern Norway. But the scientist resists the temptation and continues to the Northern Research Institute Narvik, where he investigates the melting and breakup of Arctic ice.
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.