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Ocean expedition to West Antarctic Ice Sheet seeks to reveal climate history in region with greatest sea ice loss

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 14:34

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say.

Now, researchers taking part in an international ocean drilling expedition funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international partners are on Antarctica's remote Amundsen Sea looking for clues through an analysis of the ice sheet's history.

Led by researchers at the University of Houston and ...
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Media call: NSF post-shutdown Q&A

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:48

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call to learn about how National Science Foundation (NSF) activities were affected by the funding lapse.

The call will include updates on impacts, including rescheduling panels and extending deadline proposals. While NSF is still evaluating the full impact of the funding lapse, staff will speak to immediate actions already taken to ensure critical funding reaches members of the scientific and engineering research ...
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