Latest Witness the Arctic
The Spring 2014 issue of Witness the Arctic is now available. This issue includes an introduction of the new NSF Director, France A. Córdova; articles about other NSF news, the influence of Arctic climate changes on mid-latitude weather patterns, and the overall success of past Sea Ice Outlook predictions. Also included are updates on: the SEARCH program; NSF-funded projects in Arctic natural sciences, social sciences, and science education; international meetings; and NASA, NOAA, ACADIS, USARC, and the Polar Research Board. Special features in this issue are a perspective on the new ARCUS Vision and Mission statement, interviews with three members of the ARCUS Board of Directors, and Brendan P. Kelly's reflections on Arctic research coordination.
PolarTREC is headed to Antarctica! Be sure to check out the current expeditions where teachers are working with researchers. Current expeditions include scientists from around the country including Samantha Hansen, Jennifer Burns, and Dawn Sumner. You can read about all the polar science projects, comment on the expeditions, and view photos from the field. Start here at the virtual base camp: