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Scientists Just Installed “a New Window Into The Planet” Near The Top of Everest

Late last month scientists undertook a pretty amazing feat, successfully installing five automated weather stations across the Himalayan region, including the highest weather station in the world, near the very top of Mount Everest. In a long-form feature by National Geographic writer Freddie Wilkinson, the international team explain how they battled extreme weather, record crowds […]

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UMaine researchers take part in National Geographic, Rolex Expedition to Mt. Everest

An international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University, and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations in the […]

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UMaine researchers take part in National Geographic, Rolex Expedition to Mt. Everest

An international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University, and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations in the […]

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2000  years of North Atlantic-Arctic climate – Quaternary Science Review – Auger, Mayewski, Maasch, Schuenemann, Carleton, Birkel, Saros

Abstract The North Atlantic-Arctic boundary is highly variable due to the transports of heat and moisture through the Gulf Stream and polar jet stream. The North Atlantic storm track generally follows the Gulf Stream and terminates near southeast Greenland and Iceland as the Icelandic Low. The Icelandic Low is the main driver of the North […]

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Climate Reanalyzer cited in article by The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News cited the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer in the article “It’s a lock: A warm, sunny, dry weekend is heading our way.” In addition to discussing the upcoming weather for the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area, the article reported the Arctic Ocean will continue this month to experience record warm temperatures […]

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UMaine student, faculty researchers present at Society for American Archaeology annual meeting

The University of Maine was well represented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 11–14, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emily Blackwood (M.S. student in the Climate Change Institute and IPh.D. student) chaired a session, “Advances in Heritage Preservation,” and presented a paper, “Reconstructing the Ostra Collecting Site Using Virtual Reality.” Kit […]

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Working Waterfront adapts UMaine release about Gill’s Siberia expedition, film

The Working Waterfront adapted a University of Maine news release about assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology Jacquelyn Gill’s September 2018 expedition to permafrost caves in Siberia with an international research team to film “Lost Beasts of the Ice Age.” Gill, who examines causes and consequences of extinctions, said specimens from the last ice […]

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McDonough MacKenzie documents dramatic loss of native plants on MDI

Areas across the Northeast have lost an average of one-fourth of their local plant biodiversity in the last 50 to 150 years. Certain plant families had even higher rates of loss, says Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maine. When her research team compared 19th century botanical records from Mount Desert […]

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