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2009-05-28 07:35:33

The National Science Foundation (NSF) made its first major award under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct the Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV). This investment will not only provide a technologically advanced tool for science but help preserve jobs and promote economic recovery. The three-year construction phase of the project will support 4,350 total jobs--750 directly at the shipyard and as many as 3,600 in the broader economy. NSF intends to ensure that the ARRV is...

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2009-05-15 11:20:00

Scientists have reevaluated the repercussions that the Earth would suffer if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to completely melt.In the journal Science, researchers said a complete melt of the WAIS would cause a 3.3 meter (10 ft) increase in sea level, compared to previous studies that predicted a rise of five to six meters.They added that even a rise of lesser levels would still have an impact on coastal cities, including New York."Sea level rise is considered to be the one...

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2009-05-13 16:10:00

A professor from the University of Cambridge believes that the once-permanent ice found in the Arctic may now be so thin that it could be eliminated during the summer seasons in about a decade. Professor Peter Wadhams told BBC News that ice in the Arctic is headed toward being only visible during the winter. "By 2013 we will see a much smaller area in summertime than now, and certainly by about 2020, I can imagine that only one area will remain in summer." Scientists have previously projected...

2009-04-30 13:53:00

EDWARDS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will 'break the ice' on a pair of new airborne radars that can help monitor climate change when a team of scientists embarks this week on a two-month expedition to the vast, frigid terrain of Greenland and Iceland. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., will depart Dryden Friday, May 1, on a...

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2009-04-30 12:55:00

NASA will 'break the ice' on a pair of new airborne radars that can help monitor climate change when a team of scientists embarks this week on a two-month expedition to the vast, frigid terrain of Greenland and Iceland. Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., will depart Dryden Friday, May 1, on a modified NASA Gulfstream III aircraft. In a pod beneath the aircraft's fuselage will be two JPL-developed radars that...

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2009-04-29 05:55:00

Former Vice President Al Gore called for fast action to avert the potentially irreversible melting of the Earth's ice. Speaking at the first conference to exclusive discuss the planet's melting ice, the Nobel prize winning climate champion warned that the situation is worse than previous worst-case scenarios projected by experts just a few years ago. The Tromsoe, Norway, conference comes just months ahead of a U.N. climate summit set for December in Copenhagen. "This conference is a global...

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2009-04-21 14:11:19

A hole in the ozone has resulted in a growth of Antarctic sea ice over the past 30 years, according to a report released on Tuesday. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA reported the ozone hole has resulted in changing weather patterns that have caused a small rise in the amount of Antarctic sea ice, while Arctic sea ice has seen a dramatic loss. Sea ice is a crucial part of the Earth's ecosystems. It acts as a reflector against the sun's heat, and provides a habitat...

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2009-04-17 15:35:00

Three British explorers trekking to the North Pole to assess how fast the Arctic ice sheets are melting said they were astonished at how little permanent ice they have discovered. The team began their 620-mile walk from Canada's Arctic to the North Pole in early March, and had set down in an area scientists were sure would contain permanent multiyear ice. But so far, the average depth of the ice has been slightly less than 6 feet, indicating the team was finding mainly first year ice that...

2009-04-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing. New evidence from satellite observations also shows that the ice cap is thinning as well. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Arctic sea ice works like an air conditioner for the global climate system. Ice naturally cools air and water masses, plays a key role in...

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2009-04-06 11:35:00

NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center say that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover in the Arctic is continuing and new evidence suggests that the ice cap is thinning as well. Arctic sea ice naturally cools air and water masses and plays an important role in ocean circulation as well as reflecting solar radiation back into space. However, Arctic sea ice has been declining at a staggering rate in recent years. Satellite monitoring of Arctic sea ice showed that this winter...


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2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

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