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AGU Releases List of Projects Going to Ruin During Shutdown

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reports that the current U.S. government shutdown is negatively affecting Earth and space science research. Today, AGU released a list of projects affected by the lack of funding, transportation and manpower, and the union invited reporting on problems with immediate loss of real-time data and damage to immersed equipment due to lack of servicing. Projects

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Pioneering Oceanographer Honored By Navy, American Geophysical Union

By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias received the Maurice Ewing Medal, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Navy and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Pisias, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, accepted the award at the AGU fall meeting in December 2018. Named after Dr. Maurice Ewing,

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Two-Way Broadcast is Live On Board Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean

Scientists and engineers on a deep-sea expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean will be broadcasting live from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13. The expedition’s scientists and engineers will talk about their research, including their use of submersibles, and answer questions from the audience. The

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High Gulf Water Temperatures Caused Hurricane Harvey

Waters in the Gulf of Mexico had record-breaking high temperatures in the weeks before Hurricane Harvey in Aug. 2017. A recent analysis published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) shows that the high water temperatures caused increased evaporation that directly correlates with the record-breaking rainfall that flooded the Houston area during the storm. The authors were able to isolate Hurricane

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Former AGU Executive Director A. F. “Fred” Spilhaus Jr. Passes

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has reported that former executive director A. F. “Fred” Spilhaus Jr. died on April 30 at the age of 79. During his leadership as executive director from 1970 to 2009, his major accomplishments included huge expansions of AGU membership, staff and the organization’s income. He also introduced new scientific journals, conferences and was editor in

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Strange Coastal Ice Pack is Causing a Hazard for Ships

In spring 2017, the Canadian Coast Guard had to redirect its research icebreaker, CCGS Amundsen, off its scientific research course to perform search and rescue and ice escort activities off the coast of Newfoundland. The ice cover there is moving, and thick multiyear sea ice is transporting from its usual locations in the Lincoln Sea and Canadian Arctic Archipelago to

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