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POPEYE & SODA: Using unmanned systems to observe the Arctic

CIRES reseachers from NOAA's Physical Sciences Division are in Alaska for another field campaign. They're using unmanned aircraft and tethered balloons to observe and model the Arctic atmosphere and teaming up with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to take UAS measurements over the Arctic Ocean to better understand how wind influences ocean mixing.

A composite photograph of flight SP808 launching in to the pre-dawn sky at the South Pole. South Pole Ozone

Every September, the sun begins to rise over the horizon at the South Pole. Sparked by that sunlight, a season of ozone depletion begins. NOAA and CIRES researchers in NOAA's Global Monitoring Division are blogging about this depletion season, as the "hole" develops and later as ozone builds back up.

Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment

The Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment will deploy an onshore-offshore array of seismometers in the east-central Alaska Peninsula region in 2018 and 2019 to study the seismically active Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone.