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Phytoplankton May Be Abundant Under Antarctic Sea Ice
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Phytoplankton May Be Abundant Under Antarctic Sea Ice

New evidence shows that a sufficient amount of daylight penetrates the ice to sustain blooms of floating, plant-like organisms.

Published Nov 29, 2022

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Dusty Copper River Delta
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Dusty Copper River Delta

Plumes from this part of Alaska happen in autumn when winds are strong, water levels are low, and snow has not yet blanketed the floodplain.

Published Nov 22, 2022

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Arctic Cyclones to Intensify as Climate Warms
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Arctic Cyclones to Intensify as Climate Warms

Scientists project that sea ice loss and rapidly warming temperatures will cause storms in the far north to intensify by the end of this century.

Published Nov 16, 2022

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Snow Blankets Yosemite National Park
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Snow Blankets Yosemite National Park

The park and surrounding areas of the Central Sierra Nevada turned white after the season’s first significant winter storm.

Published Nov 15, 2022

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Iceberg A-76A in the Drake Passage
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Iceberg A-76A in the Drake Passage

The berg maintained its huge size as it drifted into the turbulent passage between Antarctica and South America.

Published Nov 4, 2022

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