Navigation Links
NRC authors brief federal agencies on the state of polar regions
Date:4/4/2012

AMHERST, Mass. The U.S. National Research Council this week released a synthesis of reports from thousands of scientists in 60 countries who took part in the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-08, the first in over 50 years to offer a benchmark for environmental conditions and new discoveries in the polar regions.

University of Massachusetts Amherst geosciences researcher and expert in the paleoclimate of the Arctic, Julie Brigham-Grette, co-chaired the NRC report, "Lessons and Legacies of the IPY 2007-08" with leading Antarctic climate scientist Robert Bindschadler of NASA.

Among the major findings is that global warming is changing the face of Antarctica and the Arctic faster than expected. For example, in 2007 scientists documented a 27 percent loss of sea ice in a single year, Brigham-Grette says. Also, ice sheets around the poles are now showing evidence of serious retreat, expected to continue and perhaps accelerate over coming centuries as warm ocean currents melt the ice front faster than anyone had grasped before. Sea level rise from melting polar ice sheets is today slowly affecting every shoreline on the planet.

"As a result of this work, we have a new benchmark. Seven of 12 Antarctic Peninsula ice shelves are either gone or now in severe decline," she adds. "This type of information makes the report all the more important because the changes we expect to see in the next few decades are going to be incredible."

As co-authors, she and Bindschadler testified last week before representatives of the National Science Foundation, its Office of Polar Programs, NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Naval Research, the State Department and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Additional briefings could be scheduled if there are questions or responses to the NRC from Congress, Brigham-Grette says.

Worldwide, scores of oceanographers, meteorologists, geologists, climate scientists, ecologists and
'/>"/>

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NHM entomologist co-authors new research on parasitic phorid fly, a new threat to honey bees
2. BUSM professor authors book on how knowledge about genes and family history can save lives
3. University of Houston professor co-authors PNAS paper on how bacteria move
4. Academic Press authors honored with awards
5. Tel Aviv University President Co-authors Important Paper Unraveling the Effect of Spatial Organization on Intracellular Chemistry
6. Rutgers scholar authors definitive biography of reproductive medicine pioneer
7. Boppart presents at Congressional briefing
8. AAAS news briefs from UC Davis
9. PAL-MED CONNECT partners with Briefings in Palliative, Hospice, and Pain Medicine & Management
10. Capitol Hill briefing to focus on Denmarks ban on routine antibiotic use in food animal production
11. Weill Cornell science briefs: November 2009
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NRC authors brief federal agencies on the state of polar regions
(Date:7/29/2014)... There,s some good news for parents of preterm babies ... that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of ... born at term. , A study conducted by the University,s ... as the preterm child experiences no brain injury in early ... as good as their term-born peers. , However, the results ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Many different types of cell, including sperm, bacteria ... as flagella. These protrusions, about one-hundredth of a ... move through fluid. Similar, shorter structures called cilia ... where they perform roles such as moving liquids ... are remarkably versatile: they transport mucus and expel ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage from ... the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery ... of biology at Penn State University. A paper describing this ... the Gulf of Mexico will be published during the last ... the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Preterm children's brains can catch up years later 2Microscopic rowing -- without a cox 2Microscopic rowing -- without a cox 3Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted 2
... CBD COP 9 today, 29th May, a report setting ... conservation of biodiversity" was presented by the report,s author ... by Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Germany and Stavros Dimas ... to promote a better understanding of the true economic ...
... your week-old peach has helped scientists zero in on ... The paradoxical finding gives scientists a better understanding of ... points to a likely target for pesticide development, says ... of Georgia Schools of Medicine and Graduate Studies. ...
... fruits and vegetables per day and drink green or ... according to a first-of-its-kind study by UCLA cancer researchers. ... levels of natural chemicals called flavonoids in their diet ... important finding since more than 90 percent of lung ...
Cached Biology News:The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- TEEB 2The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- TEEB 3The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- TEEB 4The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- TEEB 5Fruit fly helps identify protein critical to eggshell formation that may be pesticide target 2Fruit fly helps identify protein critical to eggshell formation that may be pesticide target 3Fruits, vegetables and teas may protect smokers from lung cancer, UCLA researchers report 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014  ImmunoClin Corporation ... personalized medicine, treatment of infectious diseases as well ... prognosis and prevention of pathologies like cardiovascular disease, ... 1, 2014, ImmunoClin Corporation will complete the strategic ... Washington, D.C. , a key center of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)...  Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL ) dramatically ... investment in Green Chemistry and donated more than 8,000 ... the Company announced Monday in its new 2013 ... The report comes in a year ... responsible corporate citizen, including recognition for the second consecutive ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... The first product launch from start-up Hurley ... robotics. What sets Droidles completely apart from other stand ... them to communicate, share code with each other and ... “The invention is the system,” said Hurley Research founder ... of their own, both physically and on the internet." ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Acres, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... ex situ lift out specimen preparation solutions, has been ... Trademark Office for specimen manipulation methods incorporating a unique ... 8,740,209. This is the second company patent for ... A. Giannuzzi. , These complementary patents extend ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ImmunoClin Corporation (IMCL) Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Washington, DC 2ImmunoClin Corporation (IMCL) Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Washington, DC 3Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives 2Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives 3Droidles, the Social Network of Robots and Open Source Platform for the Internet of Things, Launches for Crowd Funding on IndieGoGo.com 2EXpressLO LLC Granted Second U.S. Patent for Innovative Specimen Preparation Methods 2
... and Jack Ballantyne, Forensic Biochemistry/Genetics Professor at University of ... join ... GenVault Corporation today,announces that two leading industry experts, ... its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr.,Lai-Goldman is currently the Chief ...
... primer, now in its 3rd edition., ... the third,edition of Building Biotechnology, the definitive ... business courses. This new,edition adds over 100 ... new,and updated figures and tables, and many ...
... -- Record consolidated revenues of $14.9 million -- Record ... $2.3 million - 49% growth ... credit facility - expands capital resources, -- Reported MIS procedure times of 60 minutes and hospital ... days or ...
Cached Biology Technology:GenVault Expands Scientific Advisory Board 2GenVault Expands Scientific Advisory Board 3New Book on the Business of Biotechnology 2AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7AtriCure Reports Record Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8
... The ProteoSpin CBED Maxi Kit provides a ... of dilute protein solutions for buffer exchange, and ... samples. The kit is based on spin-column chromatography ... exchanger. Salts such as MgCl 2 , NaCl, ...
Formula variant: With the macro- and micronutrients as described by Lloyd and McCown (1981). Preparation Quantity Equivalency: Formulated to contain 2.3 grams of powder per liter of medium. Physical ...
... separation and fractionation of nucleic-acid ... nuclei from cytosolic proteins A ... greatly facilitating study of low-abundance ... acid binding proteins (e.g., transcription ...
... PEP-126 is an 18 amino acid synthetic peptide whose sequence corresponds ... this peptide is (amino to carboxy terminus): M(1) - A - ... - A - S - P - R - D - ... This peptide may be used for neutralization and control experiments with ...
Biology Products: