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Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
What lies beneath West Antarctica?
Three recent publications by early career researchers at three different institutions across the country provide the first look into the biogeochemistry, geophysics and geology of Subglacial Lake Whillans, which lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Evidence points to widespread loss of ocean oxygen by 2030s
Climate change has caused a drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans in some parts of the world, and those effects should become evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study led by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Science Advances
Forming fogbows: Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change
Although the coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, a significant portion of the interior of that ice sheet has remained stable -- but a new study suggests that stability may not continue. Researchers found that very little of the snow and ice on the vast interior of the ice sheet is lost to the atmosphere through evaporation because of a strong thermal 'lid' that essentially traps the moisture and returns it to the surface where it refreezes.

Contact: David Noone
dcn@coas.oregonstate.edu
541-737-3629
Oregon State University

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David Noone, Oregon State University

David Noone, Oregon State University
David Noone in a snow pit that reveals layers of snow that pile up one after another as different snow storms pass Summit Station, Greenland. Dark and light layering gives evidence of evaporation and ...

Contact: David Noone
dcn@coas.oregonstate.edu
541-737-3629
Oregon State University

Specimens Lizards

Specimens Lizards
Corey Roelke holds specimens of a spot-tailed earless lizard, left, and another Holbrookia lizard.

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Dungeness Crabs

Dungeness Crabs
Dungeness crabs washed up on a beach in Oregon after suffocating in low-oxygen waters.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

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