The oceanography professor and his family have headed to Norway this fall, where he’ll use a Fulbright Award to study greenhouse gasses beneath the sea ice in the changing Arctic.Continue reading "GSO’s Brice Loose heads to Norway on a Fulbright Fellowship"
For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain full-depth glacial meltwater observations in winter, using instruments attached to the heads of seals living near the Pine Island Glacier, in the remote Amundsen Sea in the west of Antarctica.Continue reading "Antarctic Seals Reveal Worrying Threats to Disappearing Glaciers"
Four URI Graduate School of Oceanography scientists will soon join 600 other participants from 19 different countries as part of the largest Arctic science expedition in history.Continue reading "URI oceanographers to join largest Arctic science expedition in history"
A research team led by GSO found a disturbing amount of plastic – different types, sizes and colors – in ice cores collected in the Arctic as part of the Northwest Passage Project.Continue reading "‘Punch in the gut’ as scientists find microplastic in Arctic ice"
A research team, led by the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, recently returning from a groundbreaking, 18-day expedition aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden has made a discovery related to plastics in the Arctic Ocean.Continue reading "GSO scientists discover abundance of plastic built up in sea ice collected in the Arctic’s Northwest Passage"
U.S./Canadian team of experts, students to measure vital signs of polar ocean environment, offer real-time reports during 18-day voyage A team of natural and social scientists, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and supported by 25 post-secondary students from the United States and Canada will study vital signs of a […]Continue reading "Scientists, students led by GSO conduct first live, interactive public broadcasts from Arctic Ocean"
Mike is helping to develop a new method to measure dissolved neon (Ne) in glacial meltwater using mass spectrometry. #NSFfundedContinue reading "Meet the SURFOs: Michael Miller"
NSF.gov – Potential effects of volcanic warming on ice-sheet melting and sea level rise still to be determined Full story: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=295861&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click Featured Image: The Pine Island Glacier meets the ocean. Photo by Galen Dossin, NSF.Continue reading "Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier"
Surprising find plays critical role in movement, melting of Pine Island Glacier.Continue reading "Researchers discover volcanic heat source under major Antarctic glacier"
Most college students spend their winter break taking it easy, or hitting the slopes with friends. Two University of Rhode Island students traveled 3,900 miles to Senegal to study mangrove trees. Marissa Wolfe and Colleen McCarthy spent nine days in the West African country as part of a J Term program offered by Brice Loose, […]Continue reading "GSO Prof Leads J Term Course in Senegal"