Witness the Arctic

Volume 9
Number 1
25 October 2001

Distribution Date: 25 October 2001
Volume 9, Number 1

Feature Article

  • SCICEX Sonars Chart New Topographies, New Theories

The Interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)

  • SEARCH Develops Implementation Framework

Arctic Upper Atmosphere Research

  • Auroral Studies Shed Light on the Physics of Space

  • CEDAR Observations Map the Arctic's Upper Atmosphere

ARCSS Program Updates

  • ARCSS Plans All-Hands Workshop for February 2002

  • ARCSS Components to Meet Novemeber 2001

  • LAII Prepares for All-Hands Meeting, Upgrades Web Site

  • RAISE Plan Focuses on Ship-Based Research in Russia

  • PARCS Develops Two Updated Research Goals

  • HARC Explores Ways to Stimulate Discussion

  • SHEBA Data Helping to Evaluate Performance of Models

  • OAII Considers New Initiatives

  • Shelf-Basin Interactions (SBI) Prepares for Field Work

Arctic Social Sciences Program

  • Inuit Perceptions of Aging Withstand the Test of Time

  • Arctic Social Sciences Program Grows

  • Ph.D. Study Documents Athabascan Language Structure

  • The North Alaskan Eskimo Revisited after 40 Years

Arctic Natural Sciences Program

  • Arctic Natural Sciences Supports Fundamental Research

  • Fossils may Harbor Pathogens that Caused Extinctions

Arctic Research Support and Logistics

  • Science Use Expands at Toolik Field Station

  • JOSS Helps Arctic Researchers Manage Datasets

  • Russian Logistics are Challenging, Not Insurmountable

  • VECO Completes Second Arctic Field Season

  • With Healy Underway, AICC Turns to Science Facilitation

  • UNOLS Develops Design for an Arctic Mid-Sized Vessel

  • Working Group Outlines New Edition of Logistics Report

  • The Future of SCICEX

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

  • USARC Represents Research from Alaska to Svalbard

Polar Research Board

  • Committee to Assess Oil and Gas Impacts in Alaska

  • PRB Members

Capitol Updates

  • Senate Proposes 5.6% Increase in NSF Budget

  • NSF Will Survey Grant Recipients on Funding Needs

  • Climate Change in the Arctic and the 107th Congress

International News

  • Arctic Council Marks Culmination of its First Ten Years

  • Arctic Science Summit Week 2001 Draws Researchers to Iqaluit

  • Cold Water Flux from Nordic Seas has Decreased

  • IARC Outlines Research Contributing to Global Models

  • Global Change Conference Organizers Call for an Ethical Social Response

Education News

  • Students Examine Industry in Northwest Russia

  • University of the Arctic Launched

  • SDSU Graduate Students Open Doors in Arctic Classrooms

  • NSF Supports Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Training


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