Research Highlights

Effects of Forest Fire on Permafrost

Wed, 04/29/2009 - 00:00

In late June, 2004, a wildfire swept across the Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. The Boundary Fire, as it became known, burned so intensely that it destroyed the ground surface organic layer, a 30-centimeter-thick mixture of roots, leaves, lichens, and moss which normally acts as an important insulator protecting the frozen ground below.  Read More

Multidecadal Variability In The Arctic and North Atlantic Climate System

Wed, 01/07/2009 - 16:06

IARC-led study of multidecadal variability in the Arctic and North Atlantic climate system is summarized on a new web page. Read More

Scientists find increased methane levels in Arctic Ocean

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 01:00

Fairbanks, Alaska—A team led by International Arctic Research Center scientist Igor Semiletov has found data to suggest that the carbon pool beneath the Arctic Ocean is leaking. Read More

Expeditions In Research - NABOS In the Laptev and East Siberian Seas

Thu, 10/02/2008 - 00:00

The Russian Icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn will start her cruise in Kirkenes, Norway on October 1st at 8:00am. In Kirkenes, she will upload scientific team and equipment and will sail into the Arctic Ocean for her 30 day voyage, covering vast areas of the polar basin. Read More

NABOS Mooring Recovery Hampered By Sea Ice Near Svalbard

Sat, 09/20/2008 - 00:00

Sea ice has prevented Phase I of the NABOS 2008 expedition from recovering mooring... read more on Expeditions in ResearchRead More

International Siberian Shelf Study 2008

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 00:00

Check out dispatches from the East Siberian and Laptev Sea researchers as they study methane emissions in the Russian Arctic Ocean.  Read More

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