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An Avalanche of Planning for Multinational Arctic Field Campaigns

March 18, 2012

healy in ice For the first time ever, the U.S. GEOTRACES science steering committee has established an arctic initiative to help characterize and understand regional, biogeochemical changes associated with rapid climate change. The initiative will use icebreakers from several countries and include more than 100 scientists who will contribute to sampling the Arctic Ocean. Initial cruises are tentatively planned for 2015. Full Story

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

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