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June 30, 2015

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and American Lung Association hosted a viewing of the live webcast for the Whitehouse Summit on Climate and Health. This Summit brought together…

June 3, 2015

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center announces the 2015 Byrd Postdoctoral Fellows Aubrey Hillman and Julie Miller.

Dr. Hillman earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in…

May 5, 2015

BPCRC Glacier Dynamics Research Group members Myoung-Jong Noh and Ian Howat are producing high resolution elevation models for use in the Nepali earthquake relief effort. These data are critical…

May 5, 2015

A new project, to be conducted at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, has been funded by the Geography and Spatial Science program of the National Science Foundation to study atmospheric…

April 23, 2015

Congratulations to Melissa Wrzesien for receiving the 2015 Toracinta Graduate Fellowship in Atmospheric Science!

Dr. E. Richard (Rick) Toracinta was a talented research scientist with the…

March 12, 2015

The NSF Geo-PLR Section for Antarctic Sciences is providing funds to support participation of U.S. scientists in the 12th International Antarctic Earth Science Symposium. Funds are intended…

February 17, 2015

This newsletter is also available as a PDF that includes images. 20150301V5.pdf

Greetings,

The new year brought a new name to the center – now officially the Byrd Polar and Climate…

February 16, 2015
 

In the 16th century, during its conquest of South America, the Spanish Empire forced countless Incas to work extracting silver from the mountaintop mines of Potosí, in what is now Bolivia—then…

January 17, 2015

NASA and NOAA made a joint announcement on Friday that 2014 was Earth's hottest year in recorded history. The eastern U.S. was the only largely inhabited part of the planet that experienced colder…