What is IPY
Friday, 22 December 2006 07:10
The Kinnvika project will re-open an old research station from the previous polar year to study Arctic Warming and Impact Research. The spectrum of projects from geosciences to the humanities, investigates how the environmental and anthropogenic dynamics have changed recently in comparison with past records of change from existing expedition logs and photographs, proxy climate data from ice-, lake- and sea-sediment cores, and dynamic studies both on terrestrial as marine ice. This is a major multi-national multi-disciplined project involving 26 working groups and more than 80 Principal Investigators.
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Wednesday, 20 December 2006 05:00
The ACE programme aims to facilitate research in the broad area of Antarctic climate evolution. The programme will link geophysical surveys and geological studies on and around the Antarctic continent with ice-sheet and climate modelling studies. These studies are designed to investigate climate and ice sheet behaviour in both the recent and distant geologic past, including times when global temperature was several degrees warmer than today.
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Tuesday, 19 December 2006 07:48
Read about how Barrie Ford of Kuujjuaq, in Northern Canada, is spreading the word of IPY. Nunatsiaq News has the story: It could have been just called a northern office, but the idea was to have people in the North who would be concrete and visible, Ford said. Part of my job is to spread the word about IPY so people are more aware of it and know what is going on, and also to be a point of contact for scientists. Ford has spoken to schools in Nunavik, designed posters and contacted the region's mayors, where a growing awareness of climate change is sparking interest in IPY. ...
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Thursday, 16 November 2006 07:46
By Linda Mackey — Announcing the upcoming launch of a new book by an amazing artist/scientist whose life embraced most of the 20th century. Maurice Haycock was born in Canada in the Victorian era, before cars, phones, radios and air travel. He went on to learn to use a computer at 80 and predicted the coming of the internet. He lived in the Arctic in 1926-27, painted at the North Pole, discovered a mineral which was named "haycockite" after him, was a worldwide recognized geologist and Canada's most travelled Arctic artist. For almost 40 years he travelled andMackey — painted across Canada's northern wilderness. In 2007 his manuscript will be released as a lavish book of Arctic paintings and drawings interspersed with historical notes and fasc...
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