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VISIONS: Seeing the aurora in a new light

On a cold February night in Poker Flat, Alaska, a team of scientists will wait patiently for the exotic red and green glow of an aurora to illuminate the sky. Instead of simply admiring the view, this group ...

dateFeb 01, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Tracing the origin of Arctic driftwood

Tracking the origin of driftwood samples could help scientists to reconstruct past currents in the Arctic Ocean, a new study suggests. Arctic currents are likely to be affected by changing climate, but there are few observations ...

dateJan 29, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Cold wind makes Norwegian Sea warmer

(Phys.org)—The Gulf Stream and the warm waters it brings are one reason the climate is milder along the Norwegian coastline than other places so far north. Researchers now know that the Gulf Stream is not ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Looking deeper into sea ice

(Phys.org)—This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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