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Logbooks From 19th Century Whaling Ships Could Help Climate Change Scientists

December 17, 2015

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.

Link: Logbooks From 19th Century Whaling Ships Could Help Climate Change Scientists

The Cool Job of Oceanographer Jessica Cross

December 16, 2015

Seattle-based chemical oceanographer studies ocean acidification, the ways that carbon dioxide builds up in the oceans.

Link: The Cool Job of Oceanographer Jessica Cross

As Arctic Sees Record-Warmth, Old Whaling Logs Offer New Insights

December 16, 2015

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.

Link: As Arctic Sees Record-Warmth, Old Whaling Logs Offer New Insights

Arctic Posts Record Warmth Over Land, Less Ice In Its Ocean

December 16, 2015

There is evidence that the temperature was 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.3 degrees Celsius) above average.

Link: Arctic Posts Record Warmth Over Land, Less Ice In Its Ocean

Climate Researchers Employ Tool From 1800s: Whaling Logs

December 16, 2015

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.

Link: Climate Researchers Employ Tool From 1800s: Whaling Logs

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