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Distinguished Speaker Series addresses diversity and inclusion in science

The new INSTAAR Distinguished Speaker Series kicks off today with a talk on inclusion in science by University of Alaska Fairbanks glaciologist Erin Pettit. The series features seven speakers, chosen for their quality research and for their "lift as they climb" approach to increasing diversity in science.

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Season of intense melting in Antarctica offers insights into continent’s future

A single season of intense melting that affected Antarctica between 2001 and 2002 offers new insights into the southernmost continent's ecological future and the potential impact of climate change worldwide, according to observations collected in a series of papers and published in the journal BioScience.

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In memoriam: John T. Hollin

We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of John Hollin, who passed away on October 3, 2016.

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Study on formaldehyde scavenging in thunderstorms shows changing ideas about atmospheric processes

Study on formaldehyde scavenging in thunderstorms shows changing ideas about atmospheric processes

Thunderstorms are powerful things: their churning circulation can stir gases from the lower atmosphere into the upper atmosphere and even the lower stratosphere. They can also scrub gases out of the air by dissolving them in raindrops, a process known as scavenging. In a new study, INSTAAR scientists in collaboration with other scientists at CU and NCAR found that scavenging is not nearly as effective as previously believed for some soluble and highly reactive trace gases, a result that may change our views of atmospheric chemistry in a warming climate.

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Submit papers for AAAR journal’s special issue about West Greenland environments

Submit papers for AAAR journal’s special issue about West Greenland environments

Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research (AAAR) has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue to be published in 2017: “Environmental Change and Impacts in the Kangerlussuaq Area, West Greenland”

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Geological Society of America awards John Andrews the Penrose Medal

INSTAAR Fellow John Andrews has been awarded the Penrose Medal, the highest honor from the Geological Society of America, for his original contributions to the science of geology.

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