Just how quickly are icebergs and glaciers melting?

Just how quickly are icebergs and glaciers melting?

The melting of icebergs beneath the ocean’s surface, or submarine melting, occurs continuously as the submerged portion of the iceberg is exposed to relatively warm…

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Coring ice caps to track sea ice and phytoplankton blooms

Coring ice caps to track sea ice and phytoplankton blooms

The Greenland Ice Sheet gains mass in the winter through snowfall and loses mass in the summer through surface melting and icebergs calving off the…

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Dangerous Storms

Dangerous Storms

Tasiilaq, Greenland, Friday, Feb. 6, 1970. 6 p.m. Dead silence falls over Tasiilaq. Daylight is long gone in this village on the southeast coast of…

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Warming waters in a frozen ocean

Warming waters in a frozen ocean

  The Arctic is the realm of ice. A frozen world of tall snowcapped coastal peaks. Of polar bears and seals. Of explorers trekking ever…

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Iceberg Hazards

Iceberg Hazards

The fatal blow was definitely not the first hit. Icebergs plowed over Mooring SF1, again and again, for thirteen months. Every few weeks, SF1’s underwater…

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Airborne Oceanography

Airborne Oceanography

The wild blaring of the alarm suggested we were either going to hit something or the helicopter was about to break apart. I could see…

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On comparing things using lines; or, How to make graphs that say what you want them to

On comparing things using lines; or, How to make graphs that say what you want them to

In a recent Wall Street Journal editorial by Richard McNider and John Christy, the authors make the claim that not only was John Kerry “flat…

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