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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Arctic open-water periods are projected to lengthen dramatically by 2100, UM study

June 3, 2021 — 
A team from the Centre for Earth Observation Science has published a paper in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment that addresses a large gap in our understanding of Arctic Sea Ice coverage.

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Maddie Harasyn shows the uses of drones in Arctic research

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

A new virtual experience for Arctic Science Day

March 23, 2021 — 
More than 1,500 students attended the unique Arctic and climate science workshop with in-field subject matter experts with backgrounds in physical and chemical oceanography, sea ice optics, marine mammals, remote sensing, contaminants and oil spills.

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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Water workshop discusses Lake Winnipeg basin and the Nelson River watershed

March 22, 2021 — 
The Centre for Earth Observation Science in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources hosted a virtual workshop about research programs occurring in the Lake Winnipeg basin and Nelson River watershed

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Canada Excellence Research Chair, Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (right), led the team that discovered the plant fossiles inside the Cold War-era ice samples

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Scientists stunned to discover fossil plants beneath mile-deep Greenland ice, indicating an ice-free landscape in a warmer climate

March 15, 2021 — 
The discovery helps confirm a new and troubling understanding that the Greenland ice has melted off entirely during recent warm periods in Earth’s history—periods like the one we are now contributing to with human-caused climate change.

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Dr. Juliana Marson, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), University of Manitoba

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Meet Dr. Juliana Marini Marson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment and Geography

March 8, 2021 — 
Dr. Juliana Marson is a new faculty member at the University of Manitoba whose research focus lies on the polar oceans, their interactions with the cryosphere and climate.

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Dr. Feiyue Wang Professor at the Centre for Earth Observation Science & Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)

UM prof receives national award for environmental research

February 18, 2021 — 
Canada Research Chair honoured by professional chemistry organization

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Thaw slumps are also a sign of the permafrost warming. These can be seen just barely in the satellite image as small dark regions along cliff faces, both facing the ocean and within the river drainage basins. Erosion and slumping expose ancient organic carbon to the air and the hydrosphere, thus providing an extensive positive feedback to climate warming.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Thomsen River Estuary, Banks Island: Photo Essay

January 28, 2021 — 
NASA and UM team up to show the remote beauty of Northern Canada

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Arctic shrub Betula nana Northern Alaska; Photo: Agata Buchwal

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Declining Arctic sea ice drives divergent arctic shrub growth

December 15, 2020 — 
Arctic sea ice has been in steep decline over the last two decades. Meanwhile, tundra shrub abundance has been increasing in many regions of the Arctic.

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Optical measurement of a melt pond; Photo: Pierre Coupel

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Synthesis study demonstrates phytoplankton can bloom below Arctic sea ice

November 19, 2020 — 
Until roughly a decade ago, most scientists assumed that phytoplankton remained in a sort of stasis throughout the winter and spring until sea ice break-up. Now there is a growing body of evidence that suggests under-ice blooms (UIBs) of phytoplankton can occur in low-light environments below sea ice.

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Rendering of the Churchill Marine Observatory

Wpg Free Press: UM researchers racing to protect Arctic from an inevitable oil spill

November 2, 2020 — 
With the possibility of an ice-free summer in the Arctic in the near future, understanding how oil behaves in an Arctic ecosystem is critical

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