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More Resources – Explorers (Historic)

  Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers – More Resources John Huston and Tyler Fish’s Forward Expeditions website offers a succinct overview of the history of Arctic Ocean and North Pole exploration, beginning with Nansen in 1893. The site also includes links for continued study. The historical information provides a context for Huston […]

Action! – Explorers (Historic)

Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers – Action! Explorers look at the world with an inquisitive eye. They are curious to discover the true nature of their surroundings. If we looked at familiar places with that same intensity, what would we find? Start with your home. You probably think you know it quite […]

Discussion Starters – Explorers (Historic)

Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers – Discussion Starters Teachers: Use the following information to spark discussion in your classroom. Familiarize students with the events, people and organizations in the following paragraphs and then encourage students to discuss their opinions and reactions. There are several example questions and suggested areas for discussion. Remind […]

Explorers: Historic

{loadposition educmatrixsub_inart} Overview Discussion Starters Lesson Plans More Resources Action! Back to main Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers Some early expeditions were successful in reaching the High Arctic. The first explorers’ confidence in western methods and the technology of the day, however, did not prepare them for the harsh Arctic conditions. The […]

Achim A. Beylich – Scientists

Achim A. Beylich(Trondheim, Norway) International Association of Geomorphologists (I.A.G./A.I.G.) working group SEDIBUD – Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments Other scientists working on this project: Scott F. Lamoureux (Kingston, Canada) & Armelle Decaulne (Clermont-Ferrand, France) http://www.geomorph.org/wg/wgsb.html What questions related to the Arctic are you trying to answer? Within our working group we address the central question: […]

Brenda Hall – Scientists

Brenda Hall University of Maine, Climate Change Institute What questions related to the Arctic are you trying to answer?/How will those answers help us understand more about our world? Our main interest is the cause and characteristics of abrupt climate change. Our approach towards this problem is to look at past episodes of rapid climate […]

Dr. John S. Kimball – Scientists

Dr. John S. KimballFlathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana http://www.ntsg.umt.edu What questions related to the Arctic are you trying to answer? The effects of global warming are magnified in the Arctic. The tundra is frozen for most of the year with a very short growing season in summer. Global warming has not only increased […]

Dr. Maarten J.J.E. Loonen – Scientists

Dr. Maarten J.J.E. Loonen Arctic Centre, University of Groningen www.arctic-centre.nl What questions related to the Arctic are you trying to answer? Is the Arctic an environment for a bird where there is less chance of becoming infected by a pathogen (something that causes a disease)? In the Arctic density of birds is low and the […]

Dr. Maciej Manecki – Scientists

Dr. Maciej ManeckiDepartment of MineralogyPetrography and GeochemistryAGH – University of Science and Technology, Poland What questions related to the Arctic are you trying to answer? The group of geologists I am working with have, I would say, historical objectives. On the one hand, we are interested in ancient past of our globe, trying to reconstruct […]

Martin Jakobsson – Scientists

Martin Jakobsson Associate Professor Department of Geology and Geochemistry Stockholm University, Sweden What questions related to the Arctic are you trying to answer? How did the Arctic Ocean evolve to what it is today? When and how did we get the perennial sea ice cover? Has the sea ice cover disappeared during any of the […]