Research Highlights

  • Polar Science Weekend has changed for 2019!

    Polar Science Weekend has a new name, Climate Change Weekend, as part of the Pacific Science Center’s Curiosity Days program. Discover the impact that climate change has on our ecosystems at Curiosity Days: Climate Change. Partake in hands-on activities, watch live science shows and chat with local scientists about the latest research and technology. In partnership with the Science Center, the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory is bringing cutting-edge research, interactive exhibits and the nation’s top polar scientists to the event.


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  • Status update on the future of Greenland lakes

    PSC research analyzes the future of supraglacial lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet and how they will, or will not, contribute to global sea level over the coming decades.

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  • Rigor at equipment test site

    Sensor-Rich Buoys in the Arctic Ocean

    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.

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  • A New Unified Sea Ice Thickness Climate Data Record

    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.

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Volume Anomaly

    The Arctic Sea Ice Volume Anomaly time series is calculated using the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) developed at APL/PSC.  Updates will be generated at approximately monthly intervals.

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