Navy subs help scientists expand study of Arctic thaw

New York Times: Scientists who study the Arctic's icy cap now have a new weapon at their disposal -- nuclear-powered Navy submarines. Civilian researchers have signed an agreement with the Navy to revive a dormant program that uses the vessels to collect information on parts of the Arctic's ice and ocean that normally lie beyond scientists' reach. Called SCICEX -- short for "Science Ice Exercise" -- the program began in 1993 when the USS Pargo carried five civilian scientists to the Arctic on ......

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