Six years of letter writing

The letter-writing competition “Ludzie Listy Piszą” was held for the first time in 2014. The title could be translated as “People Write Letters”, but to a Polish person there’s a lot more to the pharse than its literal meaning. The words come from a song which has been around since…

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A glacier through a chemist’s lens

In the article entitled "Chemical denudation and the role of sulfide oxidation at Werenskioldbreen, Svalbard", written by Łukasz Stachnik, Elżbieta Majchrowska (now Łepkowska), Jacob C. Yde, Adam Nawrot, Katarzyna Cichała-Kamrowska, Dariusz Ignatiuk and Agnieszka Piechota, you can read about several different processes taking place in proglacial waters (that is, waters coming…

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Dark clouds over Hans

Polar Science (vol. 10, 2016, pp. 249-261) published an article by Adam Nawrot, Krzysztof Migała, Bartłomiej Luks, Paulina Pakszys and Piotr Głowacki, entitled "Chemistry of snow cover and acidic snowfall during a season with a high level of air pollution on the Hans Glacier, Spitsbergen". The article looks at an…

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What lurks among goose feathers

In March 2016, an article by Maciej Skoracki and Krzysztof Zawierucha, entitled “Chenophila nanseni sp. n. (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising the barnacle goose in Svalbard”, was published in Polish Polar Research (vol. 37, no. 1, 2016). We too have made a modest contribution to the creation of this paper! The new…

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Polar4Space Conference

Can polar regions be useful in space research? Answering this question was the aim of Polar4Space meeting organized jointly by the forScience Foundation and Telemetrica at the Institute of Tourism, Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, on 30 January 2015. The meeting was attended by 27 people from the…

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