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Investigation of Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCHs) in abiotic and biotic systems of the Circumpolar Flaw Lead

Jason Pavlich, ARMADA Master Teacher
Andrew Way, ARMADA Mentee

Print Resources
  • Dunphy, M. 2007. Here is the Arctic Winter. Web of Life. 32pp.
    This illustrated children's book is a lyrical look at the land and creatures of the Arctic during the "endless night" winter season. Ages 3-8.
  • Guigon, C. 2007. The Arctic. HNA Books. 72pp.
    A children's book on the Arctic, this book describes the animals, people, and geography of the Arctic with excellent photographs and illustrations. Ages 8-11.
  • Hassol, S. 2004. Impacts of a Warming Arctic. Cambridge. 144pp.
    Impacts of a Warming Arctic is a plain language synthesis of the key findings of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), designed to be accessible to policymakers and the broader public.
  • Pielou, E.C. 1995. Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic. University of Chicago Press. 344pp.
    This book is a practical, portable guide to all of the Arctic's natural history-sky, atmosphere, terrain, ice, the sea, plants, birds, mammals, fish, and insects.
  • Sandler, M. 2006. Resolute. Sterling. 299pp.
    This book is an account of the story of HMS Resolute, a Royal Navy warship sent to find the 1854 Franklin expedition to the Arctic. The Resolute herself would become trapped in the Arctic ice. It was abandoned and would drift over 1200 miles before being discovered by a New England whaler, a 600-ton ghost ship.
Web Resources
  • A Crack in the Ice. Dan Rather Reports; HDNet Programming.
    In the fall of 2007, Dan Rather visited the CCGS Amundsen as it started to make it way through the Canadian Arctic. This roughly 45 minute long video discusses the scientific and political implications of an ice-free Northwest Passage. The video can be purchased through the site.
  • ArcticNet; Université Lava.
    ArcticNet is a Canadian organization that brings together natural and social scientists, medical professionals, and national and local leaders in an attempt to gain a much broader understanding of the impact of global warming on Canada's northernmost communities. Here you can find links to the various research projects sponsored by ArcticNet.
  • Arctic Nights; Canadian Broadcast Company
    A CBC film crew visited the CCGS Amundsen for several days to track the progress of the CFL study just before I arrived on board. This website has lots of video clips of life aboard the Amundsen in the middle of an Arctic winter.
  • CCGS Amundsen; Canadian Research Icebreaker
    This website depicts the renovations that the 30-year old icebreaker underwent to transform it into Canada's premier Arctic research platform. Circumpolar Flaw Lead Study; University of Manitoba. This is the home page of the Circumpolar Flaw Lead Study. Photo galleries, explanations of research projects, and daily updates from the ship can all be found here.
  • International Polar Year
    The home page for the IPY, a large scientific program focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic that runs from March 2007 to March 2009. Events calendar, research projects, photo galleries, and lots of educational resources can be found on this site.
Audio/Video Resources
  • Arctic Passage. DVD. NOVA. 2006
    This 2-hour long PBS special focuses on two polar explorers and their quests to find the Northwest Passage, a shortcut trade route to the Far East through the Canadian Arctic. Sir John Franklin and Roald Amundsen took widely different approaches in their attempts to conquer the far north. Franklin's expedition of two Royal Navy warships and 129 men would never be heard from again while sixty years later Amundsen successfully navigated the passage with seven men aboard a second hand fishing boat.
  • Masters of the Arctic Ice. DVD. National Geographic. 2007.
    This 52-minute long video shows how the larger of the Arctic mammals, polar bears, ringed seals, and narwhals are affected by the quickly-melting Arctic ice.