Check out this fun video highlighting the field glaciology portion of a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary project focused on ice-ocean interaction in west Greenland.
This week, world leaders met in New York for the U.N. Climate Summit to advance climate action. Concurrently, the New York Times and other media outlets published a series of stories and video about the impacts of a warming Arctic.
Sharing information about the research we help support is an exciting part of our role as a National Science Foundation logistics provider, and this time of year, it's difficult to keep up with all the news coming from the field.
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.
Earlier this month, scientists announced the discovery of 70-million-year-old fossils of a "pint-sized dinosaur" in northern Alaska. According to news reports, this Arctic cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex represents a previously unknown genus and species of dinosaur.
Parts of south Alaska’s inland, alpine landscape are dotted with mounds of artificially stacked rocks that are closely tied to Tlingit culture. These structures, known as rock cairns, are the focus of Cairns Uncovered, a soon-to-be-released documentary.
Follow Arctic and Antarctic research news through the new Facebook page of the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs. The recently launched page carries stunning pictures and updates on the U.S. polar programs, north and south.
Archaeologist Anne Jensen, a lead scientist at Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC) near Barrow, AK., is used to racing the elements in her short work season. In 2009, we reported on her Nuvuk Archaeology Project, and we’ve been following her activities from afar.
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.
In this age of Google street view, it seems there are few places that still hold mysteries. But scientists led by a team from from the University of Bristol have discovered a canyon on par with Arizona's Grand Canyon at least two kilometers beneath the ice sheet.
Arctic climate science has been in the news a lot lately; here are some of the highlights.
From ancient populations to modern-day impacts of the loss of sea ice, the National Science Foundation-sponsored research we help support here at Polar Field Services is often in the media. Here’s a round up of recent stories.
A picture often is worth more than 1,000 words. Take the Atlantic’s recent photo essay, “Greenland: A Global Warming Laboratory.”
Leave it to a middle school science teacher to explain the complex food chain in Alaska’s tundra with simplicity. That’s exactly what Nell Kemp, a teacher at Chicago’s Kenwood Academy and PolarTREC participant is doing on her project blog.
The New York Times is reporting today the results of a new study showing global temperatures are higher than they've been in the last 4,000 years and are likely to surpass levels not seen since the last Ice Age.