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Saildrones return from the Arctic after milestone research mission

November 22, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - After covering more than 36,000 nautical miles and going where no drones have gone before, a fleet of five research saildrones has returned to shore in Dutch Harbor, while one wayward machine was recovered in Utqiagvik. Chris Meinig is featured. 

Link: Saildrones return from the Arctic after milestone research mission

Why this winter's forecast in the Pacific Northwest is more uncertain than usual

November 18, 2019

Autumn's arrival is announced by falling leaves, less daylight, and the ever-pressing question: what about winter?  NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has put out its official winter forecast for the Pacific Northwest. Our region and much of the country for that matter is predicted to get above-normal temperatures this winter. Nick Bond is featured.

Link: Why this winter's forecast in the Pacific Northwest is more uncertain than usual

Decades of detailed weather reports pulled from old sailor's logs

October 25, 2019

In September of 1879, the Arctic-exploring USS Jeanette was sailing north of the Bering Strait when it was surrounded by ice floes and frozen in place. Imprisoned at sea, the 33-person crew struggled to survive for nearly two years before their ship sank, forcing them to embark on a perilous journey back to civilization. Old Weathe... more

Link: Decades of detailed weather reports pulled from old sailor's logs

Why Rising Acidification Poses a Special Peril for Warming Arctic Waters

October 24, 2019

A recent Northern voyage on a Norwegian research vessel highlighted how soaring carbon dioxide levels and the resulting acidification of the oceans present an especially grave threat to the Arctic’s cold seas and the rich marine life that they harbor. Jessica Cross is quoted. 

Link: Why Rising Acidification Poses a Special Peril for Warming Arctic Waters

Century-Old Ship Logs Show How Much Ice the Arctic Has Lost

September 17, 2019

Old, handwritten logbooks prove computer models are right — the Arctic has lost a frightening amount of sea ice. Kevin Wood is quoted. 

Link: Century-Old Ship Logs Show How Much Ice the Arctic Has Lost

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