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The AWARE site is the most densely clustered climate instrumentation ever deployed to Antarctica. Keeping Scientists AWARE of the West Antarctic Climate
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Thursday May 12, 2016

AWARE, the ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE) is a part of the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM). The National Science Foundation (NSF), which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program is facilitating its installation. The cluster of white shipping containers perched atop the hill near McMurdo Station may well represent the densest cluster of weather monitors Antarctica has ever seen.
Onboard the Antarctic Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould, water samplers measure the carbon dioxide of the ocean as it crosses it. The Southern Ocean's Carbon Sink Stronger than Ever
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Wednesday May 04, 2016

The waters around Antarctica seem to have reversed a troubling trend. Bucking predictions, observations now show that the Southern Ocean is pulling more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than ever recorded, which could have implications for predicting the rate of climate change.

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