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A Glacier’s Pace

A Glacier's Pace

Time was, saying something moved “at a glacier’s pace” meant it was grindingly slow. No longer. Glaciers don’t move like…

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Sam Zipper

Sam Zipper

It might seem strange that Sam Zipper spent his summer on balmy Cape Cod studying the western Canadian Arctic. But…

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Arctic Winch

The Arctic Winch is a small buoyant float (white) attached to the mooring’s red top-float. It carries instruments to measure…

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Antarctic Andrea

Antarctic Andrea

The sound of boots crunching on brick-red gravel filled the thin Antarctic air. Three scientists—geologists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…

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