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Scientists review the ecological effects of sea ice loss

A UW atmospheric scientist is co-author of a review paper, published this week in the journal Science, looking at the ecological consequences of sea ice decline.

Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic

Widespread media reports of a lake at the North Pole don’t hold water — but scientists who deployed the monitoring buoys are watching closely as Arctic sea ice approaches its yearly minimum.

Preparing to install the world’s largest underwater observatory

Engineers at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory are under pressure to build and test parts for installation this summer in the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory off the Washington and Oregon coasts.

Bundle up for Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center

The annual Polar Science Weekend, featuring many UW students and faculty, takes place tomorrow through Sunday at Pacific Science Center.

European satellite confirms UW numbers: Arctic Ocean is on thin ice

New satellite observations confirm a University of Washington analysis that for the past three years found accelerated declines in the volume of Arctic sea ice.

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

A huge Arctic cyclone in August was not responsible for the historic minimum seen soon after in Arctic sea-ice extent.

International study provides more solid measure of shrinking in polar ice sheets

Climatologists have reconciled their measurements of ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland during the past two decades. A second article looks at how to monitor and understand accelerating losses from the planet’s two largest continental ice sheets.

Novel scientific equipment will unlock ocean secrets for decades — with slide show

University of Washington engineers and scientists are one step closer to deploying sophisticated equipment that will collect important information about ocean properties like currents and temperature and send the information via the Internet in real time to scientists around the world.

Kids can explore icy worlds with scientists at Polar Science Weekend (with video)

Learn about polar bears and penguins. Center a two-foot tusk on your forehead and imagine youre a narwhal exploring your icy-ocean home. For these activities and more, grab the kids and head for Polar Science Weekend, March 1 to 4, sponsored by the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Pacific Science Center.

Learn about research in some of the most challenging places on Earth

With live presentations and 40 exhibit and activity stations, Polar Science Weekend March 3-6 offers opportunities to learn about extreme polar environments from those who work there.

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