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The latest findings on the MOSAiC floe

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed off the coast of the archipelago, which separates the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea to the north of Siberia, in December 2018.

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Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time – New York Magazine

Satellite image of smoke from active fires burning near the Eastern Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, Russia, on June 23, 2020. Photo: Handout/NASA Earth Observatory On June 20, in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle, a…

Precise measurement of liquid iron density under extreme conditions

(Kumamoto University) Using the large synchrotron facility SPring-8 in Japan, scientists from Kumamoto University and the University of Tokyo, with collaborators from other institutes, have measured the density of liquid iron–the main component of rocky planet cores–under conditions similar to the Earth’s liquid core: 1,000,000 atmospheres and 4,000 degrees Celsius. Accurate density measurements of liquid iron under such extreme conditions are very important for understanding the chemical make-up of our planet’s core.

Record Arctic temperature raises global warming concerns – Vatican News

By Vatican News Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38C (100.4F), last weekend, have been approved by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pending final verification, the United Nations specialized agency said…

New research reveals how water in the deep Earth triggers earthquakes and tsunamis

(University of Bristol) In a new study, published in the journal Nature, an international team of scientists provide the first conclusive evidence directly linking deep Earth’s water cycle and its expressions with magmatic productivity and earthquake activity.

UM researcher helps reveal changes in water of Canadian arctic

(The University of Montana) Melting of Arctic ice due to climate change has exposed more sea surface to an atmosphere with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide. Scientists have long suspected this trend would raise CO2 in Arctic Ocean water. Now University of Montana researcher Michael DeGrandpre and his patented sensors have helped an international team determine that, indeed, CO2 levels are rising in water across wide swaths of the Arctic Ocean’s Canada Basin.