Global warming not so global? PSC postdoc Aaron Donohoe has co-authored a study recently published in Nature Geoscience showing how and why the Antarctic Ocean has not warmed in comparison to what has been observed in the Arctic.read more »
Trending: The article, Loitering of the retreating sea ice edge in the Arctic Seas, in JGR Oceans, is one of the most accessed in the past 3 months. Congrats to the authors; PSC’s Mike Steele and Wendy Ermold!read more »
UW Today spreads the word that Polar Science Weekend has arrived. Event is March 4-6, Friday 10am – 2pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm.
Entrance is included with Pacific Science Center admission. Polar Science Weekend is a partnership between Pacific Science Center and the UW’s Polar Science Center and Applied Physics Laboratory, with support from PEMCO Insurance Company, the College of the Environment’s Future of Ice Initiative and the UW’s Quaternary Research Center.read more »
Seattle Girls’ School has named PSC PI Kristin Laidre recipient of their 2016 Grace Hopper Award for Outstanding Achievement. Kristin is being recognized for her successful endeavors to make her research efforts accessible to many age groups.
She will be honored at the SGS 14th Annual Luncheon on May 5, 2016. Congratulations, Kristin!read more »
Experience hands-on activities, live demonstrations and exhibits presented by UW glaciologists, biologists and climate experts along with other community members devoted to polar environments.
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Thomson Reuters named PSC Glaciologist Ian Joughin as one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2015. Congratulations to Ian for this well deserved honor recognizing his many contributions towards understanding ice sheets dynamics.read more »
The Quaternary Research Center (QRC) and the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, are seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates with interests in the polar regions.read more »
A rotating crew of international scientists embarked on a research cruise in the Arctic and investigated the causes and effects of ice loss by monitoring the ice across its entire seasonal life cycle. UW polar scientist Kristin Laidre remarks, to Andy Isaacson of National Geographic, how further loss of sea ice could affect the Arctic marine ecosystem, from algae to polar bears.read more »
In mid-September Arctic sea ice reaches its minimum extent and volume. There are annual fluctuations — 2012 was a record low for both measures — but reports of a recent ‘rebound’ are short-sighted. Axel Schweiger explains why the downward long-term trend is clear.read more »
Bering Strait is the only pathway between the Pacific and Arctic oceans. For 15 years now, APL-UW researchers and their multi-institutional colleagues have measured the properties of the flow through the strait with a series moorings that are recovered and re-deployed each summer. Follow their July 2015 CRUISE BLOGread more »
The Polar Science Center’s Harry Stern contributed the essay called Sea Ice in the Western Portal of the Northwest Passage from 1778 to the Twenty-First Century in this new book by the University of Washington Press.read more »
As part of the Future of Ice Initiative, the Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory has added 3 new Principal Investigators.read more »
The Seattle Times reviewed the Imaging the Arctic exhibit at the Nordic Heritage Museum organized by Kristin Laidre and Maria Coryell-Martin.read more »
When doing research in the Arctic the elements are big challenge not just for the humans working there but also for the instruments used to collect data. Ignatius Rigor has set up a testing site outside of Barrow, Alaska to monitor an array of instruments and test their reliability and accuracy. Watch the video to learn more about the project.read more »
This new data set is a concerted effort to collect as many observations of sea ice thickness as possible in one place with consistent formats and with clear and abundant documentation. It will allow the community to better utilize what is now a considerable body of observations from moorings, submarines, aircraft, and satellites.read more »