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For the International Polar Year, we gave polar scientists cameras and blogging tools and asked them to document their field work. Follow along on their adventures and see what it's like to be a research scientist in the Arctic or Antarctica. {Read More»}
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There is at least some compensation for enduring the harsh climate at extreme northern and southern latitudes: the chance to see an aurora. {Read More»}

Reading Snowflakes »
In Greenland, layers of snow have accumulated over hundreds of thousands of years to a depth of two miles. A wealth of information about past climate is contained in the snow itself and in the air bubbles trapped in the spaces between the particles of snow. {Read More»}

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