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Check out INSTAAR’s most talked-about recent research

As part of the new year, we took a look at the most talked-about INSTAAR papers in recent months. An Altmetric search showed the top 10 papers with INSTAAR authors that have figured most prominently in the news and in social media conversations.

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James W. C. White receives Robert L. Stearns Award

James W. C. White receives Robert L. Stearns Award

INSTAAR director Jim White has been awarded the 2016 Robert L. Stearns Award from the Alumni Association of CU Boulder.

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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 Trevor Hollin, 1930-2016

In memoriam: John Trevor Hollin, 1930-2016

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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