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Updates from the Arctic

ARCTAS researchers are keeping the rest of us up-to-date on their progress in a blog hosted by Discovery.com.

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The SO GasEx Experiment

Scientists blog about their extended voyage off the Antarctic coast as part of a mission to study carbon dioxide levels in the ocean and atmosphere.

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    Try, Try Again: Scientists Prepare for Return to Pine Island Glacier

    Photo of American flag over camp at Pine Island Glacier Dr. Bindschadler gives an update on the wait to get "boots on the ground" on the remote Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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    In January 2008, a small Twin Otter airplane outfitted with skis touched down on the icy edge of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, carrying NASA glaciologist Robert Bindschadler and a crew of scientists and technicians. It was the first time anyone had landed a plane on this ice shelf floating on the edge of the West Antarctic ice sheet.

    It will also probably be the last...

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