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Muddy waters: First mapping of Greenland sedimentation rates shows a turbulent system

Muddy waters: First mapping of Greenland sedimentation rates shows a turbulent system

A new study has measured the sediment carried by Greenland’s rivers to the ocean, with implications for marine ecosystems, carbon in the ocean, and dynamics of the coastal zone. Led by INSTAAR researchers and published today in Nature Geoscience, the study is the first to quantify in detail the concentrations of sediment in rivers flowing from Greenland to the sea.

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Alan Townsend named new director of INSTAAR

Alan Townsend named new director of INSTAAR

After an internal search, Terri Fiez, Interim Dean of the Institutes and Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, appointed Alan R. Townsend director of INSTAAR on October 2nd.

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In memoriam: Parker E. Calkin, 1933-2017

We are grieved by the loss of Parker Calkin, glacial geologist and long-time INSTAAR Affiliate, who passed away June 10, 2017.

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Pizza at the ends of the earth

Pizza at the ends of the earth

Last Month, Michael Gooseff, Principal Investigator for the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER and his team had the opportunity to host TV personality Anthony Bourdain of CNN’s Parts Unknown. Boudain, most famous for his exotic culinary exploits, sat down with Gooseff and his team to share a pizza in one of the most remote places on earth - Antarctica.

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Recent storms recouped 37 percent of California’s five-year snow-water deficit

Recent storms recouped 37 percent of California’s five-year snow-water deficit

The recent “atmospheric river” weather pattern that pummeled California with storms from late December to late January may have recouped 37 percent of the state’s five-year snow-water deficit, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research.

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Arctic Arts invites us to “See things differently”

Arctic Arts invites us to “See things differently”

Photographer Kerry Koepping is an INSTAAR affiliate and project director of the Arctic Arts Project, an initiative to document environmental and cultural change in the periarctic region over three years.

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