polar weather station Articles

  • The use of microbial gene abundance in the development of fuel remediation guidelines in polar soils

    Terrestrial fuel spills in Antarctica commonly occur on ice‐free land around research stations as the result of human activities. Successful clean‐up of spills requires appropriate targets that enable contaminated sites to be signed off as no longer posing environmental risk following remediation. These targets are based on knowledge of the impacts of contaminants on the soil ecosystem and on ...

    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Summer hydroclimatology of an extensive low-gradient wetland: Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canada

    Polar Bear Pass (PBP) (75°40′N, 98°30′W) is considered a critical wetland area for migratory birds, caribou and muskox. Little is known of its climatology and hydrology. Here we evaluate both the short-term and long-term summer climatic record for this wetland. A 10 m high automatic weather station (AWS) was established here 27 years ago, and in 2007 this centrally located AWS was supplemented by ...

    By IWA Publishing

  • 2013 Marked the Thirty-seventh Consecutive Year of Above-Average Temperature

    Last year was the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-normal global temperature. According to data from NASA, the global temperature in 2013 averaged 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit (14.6 degrees Celsius), roughly a degree warmer than the twentieth-century average. Since the dawn of agriculture 11,000 years ago, civilization has enjoyed a relatively stable climate. That is now changing as the ...

    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The end and beginning of the Arctic

    At the top of the world, it’s time to get ready for a new future. In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers’ fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...

    By Ensia

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