The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Day 1: On the Ice

January 14th, 2014 No Comments

Barrow, Alaska January 13, 2014 -24°C (-11°F), partly cloudy, light wind We made two trips to the ice today. The first trip was to a near site, just offshore, at about 10 am. At that hour it is still dark and we needed headlamps to work — the sun hasn’t risen here since November 18, […]

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Barrow Sea Ice Workshop: Day 1

May 8th, 2013 No Comments

10 years, last week. That’s when I first came to Barrow. Besides the fact that I was 10 years younger (10 years smarter?), a lot of things were different then — SARS was on our breath, Jean Charest had just come to power in Quebec, the iTunes store had just sold its first song, that […]

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Arctic and Northern Industry News

April 9th, 2013 No Comments

April 10, 2013 ConocoPhillips “has spent about $650 million” in pursuit of Arctic offshore oil drilling, but is now putting its plans on hold because of regulatory issues, so that “Shell basically will set the standard going forward.” February 9, 2013 Dozens of demonstrators arrested in Montreal during disruption of Plan Nord job fair. Plan […]

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June 14th, 2012 No Comments

Continuing the good week, I have accepted a job offer at the University of Alaska — Fairbanks, and will be joining the Institute of Marine Science early next spring as an Assistant Professor in Oceanography! An additional piece of good news is that my first NSF grant proposal was funded through the Office of Polar […]

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