Media Mentions

Cold, Hard Data: ORNL Data Scientists Support Historic Arctic Expedition

Misha Krassovski is one of the 60 some scientific personnel who embarked on the first leg of the largest polar expedition of all time, called the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, or MOSAiC.
Publisher: 
ORNL Blog
Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

Climate Change is Turning Arctic’s Carbon Sinks into Carbon Emitters

Emission data shows that the thawing of permafrost is turning these areas from carbon sinks into carbon emitters.
Publisher: 
Newsweek
Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Arctic Permafrost is Thawing Fast

As the frozen ground warms much faster than expected, it's reshaping the landscape--and releasing carbon gasses that fuel global warming.
Publisher: 
National Geographic
Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Wildfires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition

Berkeley Lab study finds evergreen conifer trees will decline and deciduous broadleaf trees dominate in a warmer climate with more wildfires.
Publisher: 
Berkeley Lab News Center
Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

Plants May Absorb Less Carbon Under Climate Change

Current assessments of climate change could overestimate the amount of carbon that plants remove from the atmosphere.
Publisher: 
Physics World
Date: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Experiments in Northern Alaska Seek to Improve Projections for a Changing Arctic

Plant physiologist Alistair Rogers standing by a warming chamber on the tundra close to Utqiaġvik. The experiment is part of a larger project run by the Department of Energy to collect data on natural processes in order to better predict how the Arctic wi
Publisher: 
Alaska Public Media
Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Utqiaġvik Barbecue Connects People to Scientific Research Next Door

There’s a lot of science that happens on the North Slope. Some of it’s homegrown, like the wildlife research done by the North Slope Borough. But a lot of it is done by scientists who spend weeks or months doing field work here before heading home.
Publisher: 
KTOO Public Media
Date: 
Monday, July 23, 2018

Ice Wedge Polygons – Nature’s Biscuit Cutters

A network of low-centred ice-wedge polygons (5 to 20 m in diameter) in Adventdalen, Svalbard
Date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Soil Moisture a Huge Factor in Arctic Carbon Release

ORNL staff member Kenneth Lowe operates a Big Beaver auger drill with customized SIPRE auger (Jon’s Machine Shop, Fairbanks, AK) mounted on a sled to remove frozen soil cores at the Barrow Environmental Observatory. (Credit: David Graham, Oak Ridge Nation
Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018

Soil Moisture a Huge Factor in Arctic Carbon Release

The tundra continues to warm up in the Arctic as climate change continues. While researchers agree that the increase in temperature will lead to carbon being released that was previously stored in the frozen tundra, a factor many researchers underemphasiz
Publisher: 
Environmental Monitor
Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018