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Polar Icebreakers in a Changing World: An Assessment of U.S. Needs

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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network

Observable changes with regional and global implications, such as warming temperatures and reduced sea ice, are taking place across the Arctic. However, the record of Arctic observations suffers from incomplete geographic coverage and limited duration, and measurements are not well ...

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Polar Icebreaker Roles and U.S. Future Needs: A Preliminary Assessment

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Planning for the International Polar Year 2007-2008: Report of the Implementation Workshop

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A Vision for the International Polar Year 2007-2008

In 2007-2008, many nations around the world will host an intense, coordinated field campaign of polar observations, research, and analysis called the "International Polar Year." This report presents an overview of potential science themes, enabling technologies, and public outreach ...

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Frontiers in Polar Biology in the Genomics Era

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Enhancing NASA's Contributions to Polar Science: A Review of Polar Geophysical Data Sets

The high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, together with some mountainous areas with glaciers and long-lasting snow, are sometimes called the cryosphere-defined as that portion of the planet where water is perennially or seasonally frozen as sea ice, snow ...

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Review of NASA's Distributed Active Archive Centers

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Future Directions for the National Science Foundation's Arctic Natural Sciences Program

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NOAA's Arctic Research Initiative:Proceedings of a Workshop

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