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Logbooks From 19th Century Whaling Ships Could Help Climate Change Scientists
Centuries ago, intrepid crews braved the frozen waters of far-off climes in search of whales. Their work fueled an industry—but it also left behind clues about climate.
The Cool Job of Oceanographer Jessica Cross
Seattle-based chemical oceanographer studies ocean acidification, the ways that carbon dioxide builds up in the oceans.
As Arctic Sees Record-Warmth, Old Whaling Logs Offer New Insights
The Arctic got another alarming report card, and now the national weather agency of the United States is asking everyday people to pitch in and help their troubled northerly neighbor.
Arctic Posts Record Warmth Over Land, Less Ice In Its Ocean
There is evidence that the temperature was 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.3 degrees Celsius) above average.
Climate Researchers Employ Tool From 1800s: Whaling Logs
Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study the logbooks of 19th-century whaling ships to better understand modern-day climate change and Arctic weather patterns.