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The South Pole feels Pacific heat

The South Pole feels Pacific heat

In a "news and views" piece in Nature Climate Change, INSTAAR Sharon Stammerjohn and CIRES researcher Ted Scambos spell out the evidence and consequences of rapid warming at the South Pole and call for action to “flatten the curve” of global carbon emissions.

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INSTAAR statement on systemic racism

We recognize that Black Lives Matter and stand with the protesters demonstrating against injustice. We are also reckoning with the overdue realization that we are part of the same systems that led to that violence. We commit to doing our part to dismantle implicit, systemic racism in our own spaces and list specific actions we will take within INSTAAR.

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Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14

Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14

Researchers from NOAA and the University of Colorado have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels using ambient air samples and a well-known isotope of carbon scientists have relied on for decades to date archaeological sites. In a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they report the first-ever national scale estimate of fossil-fuel derived carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions obtained by observing CO2 and its naturally occurring radioisotope, carbon-14, from air samples collected by NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network.

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Events Calendar

Brian Straight - PhD defense

INSTAAR is pleased to announce Brian Straight’s dissertation defense. Title Deep-water unmanned aerial vehicle water sampling: Effective…

Jessie Egan - MS defense

Title Exploring post-wildfire water quality: The photodegradation of pyrogenic carbon Abstract Nearly 80% of the United States’ freshwater…

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Conferences

50th International Arctic Workshop - Postponed until 2021