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- 1. RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship one year on
It's exactly a year since NERC launched a campaign to name our new polar research vessel. We take a look at what's happened since RRS Sir David Attenborough was picked.
- 2. Scientists measure snow density in Greenland
Last month, scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling (CPOM) headed to Greenland to carry out vital fieldwork as part of a NERC-CryoSat contract to calibrate and validate measurements taken by the satellite.
- 3. Inevitable surprises in the Atlantic Ocean
What have we learned from a decade of monitoring how water and heat circulate through the North Atlantic? As Meric Srokosz explains, a great deal - much of it unexpected.
- 4. Podcast: Measuring methane above the Arctic
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Michelle Cain of the University of Cambridge and Stéphane Bauguitte of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements explain how and why they're measuring methane in the atmosphere above the Arctic - a region that's warming twice as fast as anywhere else on our planet.
- 5. CryoSat-2 mission reveals major Arctic sea-ice loss
Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 per cent in the autumn and 9 per cent in the winter between 2003 and 2012, a UK-led team of scientists has discovered.
- 6. Arctic tree takeover risks carbon release
Trees colonising formerly open tundra as the climate warms could cause Arctic ecosystems to release vast amounts of stored soil carbon into the atmosphere, a new paper argues.
- 7. Ice mission shows precise changes in Arctic sea-ice thickness
Scientists have produced the first map which shows the changes in the thickness of Arctic sea ice through the entire winter season. The map is the most accurate and extensive yet.
- 8. Scientists call for better management of the deep sea
The deep sea is in trouble. A recent study has found that it's being damaged by human activities, and that this is only likely to get worse. Scientists are now calling for better management and conservation of entire deep-sea ecosystems.
- 9. Hunting for data with dog sleds
What happens when modern climate science meets ancient Inuit traditions? Jeremy Wilkinson found out first hand.
- 10. The rise and rise of the sea
Meticulous sea-level research at Southampton University's School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) suggests that large long-term sea-level rise is coming our way unless we take drastic action soon. Eelco Rohling tells us what this projection is based on.
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