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  • Strange Bedfellows in the Climate Change Saga: The Quest for the Arctic Wolf

    Strange Bedfellows in the Climate Change Saga: The Quest for the Arctic Wolf

    When you travel northbound on Alaska’s famous Dalton Highway heading toward the Arctic Sea, the northern edge of the world, you carry a radio to communicate with the enormous rigs that roar along the road, the giant trucks made famous by the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers. Radio messages between truckers and non-truckers are simple…

  • A Tale of Sea Ice, Algae and the Arctic

    A Tale of Sea Ice, Algae and the Arctic

    I returned to New York on Monday, but Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack remain working in Barrow, Alaska for another week. They’ll continue to collect data and samples in a race against deteriorating Arctic sea ice conditions as the onset of summer causes the ice to thin and break up.

  • Science, Creativity and Isopods

    Science, Creativity and Isopods

    It’s near midnight and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researchers Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack, and Arizona State’s Kyle Kinzler are gathered around a table in their lab at the Barrow Arctic Research Consortium discussing the best way to catch an isopod.

  • Ctene Sensations of the Arctic Ocean

    Ctene Sensations of the Arctic Ocean

    One of the goals of Andy Juhl’s and Craig Aumack’s Arctic research is to determine the role of ice algae as a source of nutrition for food webs existing in the water column and at the bottom of the Arctic ocean.

  • Collecting Core Data About Arctic Ecosystems

    Collecting Core Data About Arctic Ecosystems

    Our team spent most of Friday on the Arctic sea ice, drilling and sampling ice cores at our main field site. For each core collected, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack take a number of different physical, chemical and biological measurements

  • What Lies Beneath Arctic Ice?

    What Lies Beneath Arctic Ice?

    On Thursday we lowered a camera into an ice borehole to get a look at the underside of the ice. In the following video, you can clearly see the algae living in the bottom of the ice due to their pigments, which they use to harvest light.

  • Ice Capades

    Ice Capades

    Fieldwork is exciting and inspiring, leading scientists to new ideas, places and observations about how the world works. Spring on Alaska’s North Slope provides an especially productive environment for fieldwork. When the sun never sets, it’s easy to linger in the field and the lab long into the well-lit night.

  • Settling in to Work and Life in Barrow

    Settling in to Work and Life in Barrow

    While I arrived in Barrow, Alaska on Tuesday, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack, and graduate student Kyle Kinzler from Arizona State University, got here one week ago.

  • Investigating Life in Arctic Sea Ice

    Investigating Life in Arctic Sea Ice

    Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack, microbiologists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, are spending a month in Barrow, Alaska studying algae in and below sea ice, and how our warming climate may impact these important organisms.

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  • Strange Bedfellows in the Climate Change Saga: The Quest for the Arctic Wolf

    Strange Bedfellows in the Climate Change Saga: The Quest for the Arctic Wolf

    When you travel northbound on Alaska’s famous Dalton Highway heading toward the Arctic Sea, the northern edge of the world, you carry a radio to communicate with the enormous rigs that roar along the road, the giant trucks made famous by the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers. Radio messages between truckers and non-truckers are simple…

  • A Tale of Sea Ice, Algae and the Arctic

    A Tale of Sea Ice, Algae and the Arctic

    I returned to New York on Monday, but Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack remain working in Barrow, Alaska for another week. They’ll continue to collect data and samples in a race against deteriorating Arctic sea ice conditions as the onset of summer causes the ice to thin and break up.

  • Science, Creativity and Isopods

    Science, Creativity and Isopods

    It’s near midnight and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researchers Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack, and Arizona State’s Kyle Kinzler are gathered around a table in their lab at the Barrow Arctic Research Consortium discussing the best way to catch an isopod.

  • Ctene Sensations of the Arctic Ocean

    Ctene Sensations of the Arctic Ocean

    One of the goals of Andy Juhl’s and Craig Aumack’s Arctic research is to determine the role of ice algae as a source of nutrition for food webs existing in the water column and at the bottom of the Arctic ocean.

  • Collecting Core Data About Arctic Ecosystems

    Collecting Core Data About Arctic Ecosystems

    Our team spent most of Friday on the Arctic sea ice, drilling and sampling ice cores at our main field site. For each core collected, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack take a number of different physical, chemical and biological measurements

  • What Lies Beneath Arctic Ice?

    What Lies Beneath Arctic Ice?

    On Thursday we lowered a camera into an ice borehole to get a look at the underside of the ice. In the following video, you can clearly see the algae living in the bottom of the ice due to their pigments, which they use to harvest light.

  • Ice Capades

    Ice Capades

    Fieldwork is exciting and inspiring, leading scientists to new ideas, places and observations about how the world works. Spring on Alaska’s North Slope provides an especially productive environment for fieldwork. When the sun never sets, it’s easy to linger in the field and the lab long into the well-lit night.

  • Settling in to Work and Life in Barrow

    Settling in to Work and Life in Barrow

    While I arrived in Barrow, Alaska on Tuesday, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack, and graduate student Kyle Kinzler from Arizona State University, got here one week ago.

  • Investigating Life in Arctic Sea Ice

    Investigating Life in Arctic Sea Ice

    Andy Juhl and Craig Aumack, microbiologists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, are spending a month in Barrow, Alaska studying algae in and below sea ice, and how our warming climate may impact these important organisms.