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The Rush to Exploit an Increasingly Ice-Free Arctic

The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. It’s that time of year again, when we check in to see where the annual Arctic sea ice minimum will end up. We haven’t quite bottomed out at the end of the melt season, yet, but already 2012 has set new records for smallest Arctic sea ice extent and [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:10+00:00 October 17th, 2012|Climate, Earth Sciences Research Center, Global, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Monitoring, News, News & Events, Sensing, Sensing & Monitoring|Comments Off on The Rush to Exploit an Increasingly Ice-Free Arctic

Alaskan North Slope Climate: Hard Data from a Hard Place

Sandia National Laboratories station manager Mark Ivey indicates the path of a helium-filled weather balloon as it floats rapidly up from its cradle. The facility is part of DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) climate research program. (Photo: Neal Singer) Mark Ivey—manager for Sandia of the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) climate [...]

By | 2015-05-11T21:01:30+00:00 October 11th, 2012|Analysis, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, Monitoring, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Sensing, Sensing & Monitoring|Comments Off on Alaskan North Slope Climate: Hard Data from a Hard Place

Miniature Sandia Sensors’ Self-Sealing Valves May Advance Climate Studies

Air-quality monitoring can be a tricky business. Gasses may be blown into the sampling site from another area, they may leak out of an air sample before it can be analyzed, or the sampling container itself may introduce compounds, emitted through off-gassing. If samples are being gathered in remote areas, it can also be difficult getting bulky [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:15+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Climate, Monitoring, News, News & Events, Sensing, Sensing & Monitoring|Comments Off on Miniature Sandia Sensors’ Self-Sealing Valves May Advance Climate Studies