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Image 1 - Glaciers Are A Window Into Human Impact On The Global Carbon Cycle
2012-02-20 04:39:39

Fossil fuel signature found in Alaskan ice New clues as to how the Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution are locked, frozen in the ice of glaciers. That is the finding of a group of scientists, including Robert Spencer of the Woods Hole Research Center. The research will be published in the March 2012 issue of Nature Geoscience. Globally, glacier ice loss is accelerating, driven in part by the deposition of carbon in the form of soot or "black...

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2009-12-24 09:05:00

Glaciers along the Gulf of Alaska are enriching stream and near shore marine ecosystems from a surprising source "“ ancient carbon contained in glacial runoff, researchers from four universities and the U.S. Forest Service report in the December 24, 2009, issue of the journal Nature*. In spring 2008, Eran Hood, associate professor of hydrology with the Environmental Science Program at the University of Alaska Southeast, set out to measure the nutrients that reach the gulf from five...

2009-08-13 15:45:42

 The same things that make Alaska's marine waters among the most productive in the world may also make them the most vulnerable to ocean acidification. According to new findings by a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist, Alaska's oceans are becoming increasingly acidic, which could damage Alaska's king crab and salmon fisheries.This spring, chemical oceanographer Jeremy Mathis returned from a cruise armed with seawater samples collected from the depths of the Gulf of Alaska. When he...

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2008-11-08 10:37:02

A NASA-led research team has used satellite data to make the most precise measurements to date of changes in the mass of mountain glaciers in the Gulf of Alaska, a region expected to be a significant contributor to global sea level rise over the next 50-100 years. Geophysicist Scott Luthcke of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and colleagues knew from well-documented research that changes in the cryosphere -- glaciers, ice caps, and other parts of the globe covered...

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2008-11-06 09:30:00

A NASA-led research team has used satellite data to make the most precise measurements to date of changes in the mass of mountain glaciers in the Gulf of Alaska, a region expected to be a significant contributor to global sea level rise over the next 50-100 years.Geophysicist Scott Luthcke of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and colleagues knew from well-documented research that changes in the cryosphere "“ glaciers, ice caps, and other parts of the globe covered...

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2006-02-10 06:25:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska are likely using the sounds of fishing boat engines as underwater dinner bells to hone in on longlines hung with valuable sablefish, scientists said. The engines make loud, erratic bubbling noises as fishermen maneuver their boats while winching up hundreds of bottom-dwelling sablefish. "That's the whales' cue," said Jan Straley, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast who since 2002 has helped lead an ongoing...


Latest Gulf of Alaska Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-05 11:59:33

Another air mass that we have is known as "marine time polar air". This type of air is known for its cool and moist environment. The best location in the United States to find this air mass is in the Gulf of Alaska. Due to its high moisture content it tends to create a higher amount of precipitation in the region of Southern Alaska. This air mass at times can send increased moisture into the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The temps with this air mass are not as cold as its...

Giant Grenadier, Albatrossia pectoralis
2009-01-17 21:09:53

The Giant Grenadier (Albatrossia pectoralis) is a species of rattail fish that is found in the north Pacific from northern Japan to the Okhotsk and Bering seas, east to the Gulf of Alaska, and south to northern Baja California in Mexico. It occurs at depths between 450 and 11,500 feet. This specimen grows to about 7 feet long. It has the usual greatly elongated pointed tail of the rattails. The snout is low, slightly protruding beyond the large mouth. The scales are small and slightly...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.