June 2009

June 25, 2009

Summer on Ice

You don’t have to be an expert in atmospheric science to know that extensive decreases in glaciers and ice caps are contributing to the world’s rising sea levels. But how and why are they melting? Therein lies my mission for the summer. In my field of earth and atmospheric studies, we know that a major […]

June 24, 2009

Aglow in the Dark

LITTLE CAYMAN, Cayman Islands | Three years ago, Dr. Carrie Manfrino, a marine geologist and ecologist, established the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman, a Caribbean island 150 miles south of Cuba with a permanent human population of fewer than 180. The institute has provided a setting where scientists could launch studies on the […]