Great Melt: A New Effort to Understand the Warming Arctic

Nowhere is the globe warming as fast as in the Arctic, where ice is rapidly disappearing. Now, researchers have embarked on the biggest polar expedition of all time, with the goal of untangling the complex dynamics at play.

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