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GEOTRACES Cross-over Station Abandoned Due to Rough Weather

Katlin Bowman | Posted 10.01.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

This morning the decision was made to abandon the U.S.-Canadian GEOTRACES cross-over station due to rough weather.

Life at Sea on a Coast Guard Icebreaker

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

Life at sea is a lot like middle school summer camp and it's not just the bunk beds and cafeteria style dining -- it's living with a collection of characters, working together, and learning to rely on each other.

Walking on Arctic Ice

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.21.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

As I stepped onto the ice with feet wrapped in wool socks and insulated boots, my friend Pete pointed to the ground and said "there's two miles of ocean below us right now." The 2 meter thick ice sheet was covered with a fresh layer of snow and felt like terra firma rather than a fluid surface.

Oceanographers from U.S. and German GEOTRACES Meet in the High Arctic

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.18.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

Ninety five percent of Earth's water lies in the ocean, and on a planet dominated by saltwater, mapping the chemistry of the global ocean requires a global effort.

On Top of the World: U.S. Coast Guard Achieves First Solo Mission to the North Pole with 50 Scientists Onboard

Katlin Bowman | Posted 09.10.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

"Ahoy shipmates, welcome to the North Pole." The announcement was piped through the ship's PA system at 7:47AM on Saturday, September 5, 2015. For the first time in history, the United States Coast Guard reached the North Pole without the accompaniment of a second icebreaker.

One Week in Dutch Harbor Alaska, Preparing for 67 Days at Sea

Katlin Bowman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Science
Katlin Bowman

I arrived in Dutch Harbor on Tuesday in a 30 passenger propeller plane. Scientists from all over the United States have been trickling in this week to prepare the Healy for our upcoming Arctic GEOTRACES expedition.

Elements of Style: Three Poets, Three New Books

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Muske-Dukes

Style comes with maturity for most writers. Here is a poet at the unmistakable peak of her expressive power and experience -- Louise Gluck, with her new book, A Village Life.