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Polar Gateways Arctic Circle Sunrise 2008

Polar Gateways Arctic Circle Sunrise - Post-Conference News

  • + Meltdown
    E. Kintisch, Science, Vol. 355, Issue 6327, pp. 788-791, Feb. 24, 2017
  • + Voyage into Darkness
    E. Kintisch, Science, Vol. 351 (6279), pp. 1254-1257, Mar. 18, 2016
    Report from the RV Helmer Hanssen, northwest of Svalbard, Norway, on active marine biology during polar night in the Arctic.
  • + Pluto Caps One Man's Odyssey
    E. Hand, Jul. 10, 2015
    Congratulations to Tom Krimigis of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on sending energetic particle instruments to all the known planets, now plus one dwarf planet, Pluto.
  • + Unmanned Aircraft Scouts Ice Conditions for Whalers
    J. Rogers, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 29, No. 22, May 28, 2015
    3-D topography of Barrow off-shore ice surveyed by small unmanned hexacopter from UAF to help local whalers find shortest paths to open leads.
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Congratulations to 2008 Polar Gateways contributor Claire Wilkinson on winning the 2015 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center!
    May 27, 2015
  • + Iḷisaġvik Celebrates 20 Years of Learning
    The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 29, No. 19, page 1, May 07, 2015
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Iḷisaġvik College Celebrates 20 Successful Years
    The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 29, No. 11, page 16, Mar. 12, 2015
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Huge Onshore Crowds of Walruses Are a New Phenomenon for Arctic, Scientists Say
    Y. Rosen, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 28, No. 41, page 9, Oct. 09, 2014
    "Gatherings of thousands of walruses crowded together on northwestern Alaska shorelines... have become regular occurrences in the new era of scarce summer sea ice."
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Tracks Across Greenland Ice, 60 Years Apart
    N. Rozell, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Jul. 24, 2014
    Chris Polashenski of U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory retraces survey 60 years ago by Carl Benson (speaker at Polar Gateways 2008 meeting, brother of IGY 1957 veteran Bob Benson) across the Greenland ice sheet.
  • + A Shift of Thermokarst Lakes From Carbon Sources to Sinks During the Holocene Epoch
    Anthony K. M. W. et al., Nature 511, 452-456, Jul. 24, 2014
  • + The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth
    Lemonik, M. D., National Geographic, Jul., 2014
    Includes Europa mission and Kevin Hand at Barrow
  • + Sea Ice Sends Mixed Messages About How Rapidly It's Melting
    Yereth Rosen, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 28, No. 15, Apr. 10, 2014
    Arctic ice cover reaches fifth-lowest maximum since satellite records began.
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Countdown to Pluto
    T. Phillips, NASA Science News, Jan. 14, 2014
    New Horizons arrives July 2015 at Pluto (text, video)
  • + Alaska Science Forum: An Aurora Detector in Petersburg
    N. Rozell, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Aug. 1, 2013
    Harvey Gilliland, retired electronics technician, recalls alarm buzzer going off in his Petersburg home when aurora was generating current on the 400-mile submarine cable from Ketchikan to Skagway, Alaska.
  • + Changes in Sea Ice Monitoring Critical to Safe Operations in Arctic
    Carey Restino, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 27, No. 23, p. 4, Jun. 06, 2013
    "the key to understanding sea ice in the Arctic in coming years will come from Native experts to the south, "Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska at Fairbanks
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + The Art of Ice Coring
    Molly Rettig, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 27, No. 22, p. 10, May 30, 2013
    Hajo Eicken (UAF) on his field work class: "By taking an ice core, we can almost immediately reconstruct what happened over the past few months or almost a year of the ice core's history."
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Scientists Say Arctic Future May be Ice-Free
    Carey Restino, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 27, No. 19, p. 1, Mar. 09, 2013
    Core samples from 2.2 to 3.6 million years ago show warm, wet conditions correlated with carbon dioxide levels similar to those of the present time.
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Welcome to the Arctic - Check Your Assumptions at the Door
    C. Restino, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 26, No. 45, Page 4, Nov. 08, 2012
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + In Memory: Planetary Geologist Ronald Greeley
    Arizona State University, Oct. 28, 2011

    Commentary: Ron Greeley organized the 2003 Europa Focus Group meeting at Barrow, Alaska, that I participated in and which inspired the Polar Gateways conference that I chaired five years later. I also fondly remember his extremely capable and intelligent co-leadership of the Science Definition Team for the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter, the "starship" of its time in planetary science that accelerated at light-speed the careers of many of us into planetary science and also my own into NASA. When at last we do return to Galileo's ocean moon Europa, we will remember him foremost among those who set us on the path.
    John Cooper, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Oct. 28, 2011.
  • + Gabrielle Tsaaba Amauqligauraq Qaumagun Acker Arrives into the Polar Arctic World
    Births, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 25, No. 32, p. 2, Jul. 18, 2011.
    Barrow birth announcement for new daughter of Polar Gateways veteran Nokinba Acker and wife Rita.
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Climate Change at Work, Melting Sea Ice Allows Early Start to Red Dog Shipping
    by Alex DeMarban, The Arctic Sounder, Vol. 25, No. 31, p. 1, Jul. 11, 2011.
    Summer shipping to Barrow and the Alaska North Slope started June 28 as new record due to increasingly early melting of winter ice in the Chuckchi Sea.
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Voyager - The Love Story
    Dr. Tony Phillips, Space Travel, Apr. 29, 2011

    Note from John Cooper: this report has special meaning for me since I sang the opening bar of Here Comes the Sun at our polar sunrise viewing on Jan. 23, 2008. This may be heard briefly at the end of Troy Cline's podcast { http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/podcasts/audio/barrow2.mp3} from the opening day of the Polar Gateways conference. Here Comes the Sun did not make the interstellar journey with Voyager but it did reach Barrow.
  • + Steven's Favorite Scientist Remembers Senator
    N. Rozell, The Arctic Sounder, Aug. 31, 2010
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Discovery of Saturn Auroral Heartbeat
    Staff Writers, Space Daily, Aug. 05, 2010

    An international team of scientists led by Dr. Jonathan Nichols of the University of Leicester has discovered that Saturn's aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet glow which illuminates Saturn's upper atmosphere near the poles, pulses roughly once per Saturnian day.
  • + Warming permafrost threatens Arctic ice cellars
    by Victoria Barber, The Arctic Sounder, Jun. 09, 2010
    Note: this article is available on request from the Alaska State Library.
  • + Hajo Eicken receives 2010 Louis Agassiz Model from EGU

    Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, received the Louis Agassiz Medal from the 2010 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria for his contributions on studying the physical and biological properties of sea ice through a combination of experimental techniques and theory. Eos Transactions, Vol. 91, No. 23, p. 208, Jun. 8, 2010.
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