In the Media

 

The map of sea level pressure (in millibars) from July 1 to 31, 2009, shows a strong high-pressure cell over the Beaufort Sea. In 2007, a similar high-pressure cell, combined with unusually low pressure over eastern Siberia, contributed to the record melt. Source: NSIDC

The map of sea level pressure (in millibars) from July 1 to 31, 2009, shows a strong high-pressure cell over the Beaufort Sea. In 2007, a similar high-pressure cell, combined with unusually low pressure over eastern Siberia, contributed to the record melt. Source: NSIDC

A strong high-pressure system bringing abundant sunshine in July helped to shrink arctic sea-ice extent at roughly the same rate as was seen in 2007, says the National Snow and Ice Data Center in its latest news release.

Visit polar bears in Kaktovik, Alaska, with Richard Nelson (whose one-man show on Alaska Public Radio, Encounters,  receives NSF funding). This Men’s Journal article will take you there.

For a Canadian perspective on the joint CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and USCGC Healy mapping expedition, read a series of reports by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson, who is aboard the Louis.

Ned Rozell is going to ‘Monster Island’ next week!  Details in his latest Alaska Science Forum piece.

That 13-mile-long, hairy, gelatinous, black goo found floating by subsistence hunters in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s North Slope earlier this summer? An oil slick? No. A monster? No. An algae bloom.

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