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Study: In 2016’s record Arctic warmth, a glimpse of the future

Study: In 2016’s record Arctic warmth, a glimpse of the future

An analysis of the record heat afflicting the Arctic in 2016 finds that it couldn't have happened without climate change.

May 4, 2018 0 Comments
Unique collaboration works to extend sea ice prediction from days to decades

Unique collaboration works to extend sea ice prediction from days to decades

For more than two decades, Elizabeth Hunke has worked at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory to design, create and improve a model used to predict sea ice extent, thickness and movement in both the Arctic and Antarctica. From the beginning, Hunke understood that collaboration was the key to improving this model. At a time when sea ice prediction is needed more than ever, NOAA, the Navy and other agencies are working together to extend sea ice prediction from days to decades.

February 15, 2018 0 Comments
Why is it getting cloudier in the Arctic?

Why is it getting cloudier in the Arctic?

Editor’s note: This is the fifth dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic aboard the USGCGS Healy. 

September 12, 2017 0 Comments
Fishing in the Arctic?

Fishing in the Arctic?

Editor’s note: This is the fourth dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic.

September 8, 2017 0 Comments
What the mud tells us about a changing Arctic

What the mud tells us about a changing Arctic

Editor’s note: This is the third dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic.
September 6, 2017 0 Comments
No ice to break

No ice to break

Editor’s note: This is the second dispatch from Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program, who is leading a team of NOAA scientists on a research cruise in the Arctic.

September 1, 2017 0 Comments
Why We Go North

Why We Go North

This blog post by Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA's Arctic Research Program, is the first in a series of posts from NOAA scientists aboard US Coast Guard Cutter Healy who are measuring Arctic environmental change.

August 30, 2017 0 Comments
NOAA scientists set sail on Coast Guard icebreaker to measure change in the Arctic

NOAA scientists set sail on Coast Guard icebreaker to measure change in the Arctic

On Friday, August 25, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy will sail from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, with a team of NOAA scientists and collaborators on a 22-day cruise to study environmental change in the western Arctic Ocean.

August 22, 2017 0 Comments
Sailing drone captures dawn while crossing the Bering Strait

Sailing drone captures dawn while crossing the Bering Strait

In the early hours of August 1, one of two remotely operated unmanned sailing vehicles snapped this dreamy photo as it sailed through the choppy Bering Strait, bound for a voyage of data collection. In the distance are the islands of Little Diomede in the United States and Big Diomede in Russia.
August 7, 2017 0 Comments
Summer of sailing drones

Summer of sailing drones

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help better understand how changes in the ocean are affecting weather, climate, fisheries and marine mammals. The wind and solar-powered research vehicles that resemble a sailboat will travel thousands of miles across the ocean, reaching some areas never before surveyed with such specialized technology. 

July 11, 2017 0 Comments
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