Slideshow: Polaris Project and Kolyma River, Siberia (Photos by Chris Linder)

New York Times – I’m writing you from a remarkable dot on the planet (68°38′N and 159°09′E). We are in the Siberian Arctic on the Kolyma River as part of the Polaris Project. We are a group of American and Russian scientists and students working together on questions of Arctic science on the world’s largest river that is completely underlain by continuous permafrost. At this moment we are at a place called Duvanny Yar some 250 kilometers upriver from the Arctic Ocean.

View Slideshow (New York Times): “Training Scientists in the Siberian Arctic” (July 23, 2009).

Feature story (New York Times): “A Postcard From the Pleistocene” (July 24, 2009).

Website and Blog: Polaris Project.

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