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Feb 2017

  1. Engineers help arctic ships assess ice buildup

    As global temperatures rise and arctic ice melts, more ships are taking advantage of expedient, yet dangerous ocean routes that are opening in the polar region. One of the main hazards of sailing in freezing temperatures is topside icing, in which water blown from the ocean freezes once it...

  2. Litter levels in the depths of the Arctic are on the rise

    The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just ten years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold. This was recently reported in a study by researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research...

  3. Wind-Powered Pumps Could Make Arctic Ice

    Physicist Professor Steven Desch from Arizona State University has come up with an idea for combatting Arctic ice loss. He is proposing the installation of 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. In winter, these would be used to pump water to the surface of the ice where it...

  4. Resource Available - Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, IARPC

    The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announces the release of their Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 and new IARPC collaboration teams that will implement this plan. Nine collaboration teams are now launching and are open to participation by anyone in the community. The...

  5. Salt concentrations in ice cores could unveil DO events' recipe

    It is one thing to know that Earth has already faced abrupt climate changes—also known as Dansgaard–Oeschger (DO) events—in the past. But finding out the reasons for these dramatic and rather short term changes is another story, one that Dr Rachael Rhodes from the University...