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14 March 2008

Briefing to Provide Initial Check-Up on Winter Sea Ice Conditions

A panel of scientists from NSIDC and NASA will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). NSIDC will release full analysis of winter sea ice extent and conditions during the first week of April.

Science panelists at Tuesday's briefing will present the latest satellite observations of changing sea ice conditions in Earth's northern and southern polar regions. Participants are:

  • Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado at
  • Josefino Comiso, Cryospheric Sciences Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight
    Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Seelye Martin, Cryospheric Sciences Program, Earth Science Division, NASA
    Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Reporters interested in participating in the teleconference should contact Steve Cole at +1 202 358-0918 or for dial-in instructions by 3:00 p.m. MDT on March 17. Supporting information for the briefing will be available at 9:00 a.m. MDT on March 18 at: Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's Web site at:

To read NASA's media advisory concerning the teleconference, go to


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