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    Press Release: December 07, 2020 / Key building block for organic molecules discovered in meteorites / Yasuhiro Oba
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    Press Release: November 12, 2020 / Possible 1,000-kilometer-long river running deep below Greenland's ice sheet / Christopher Chambers
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    Press Release: September 17, 2020 / New estimates for the rise in sea levels due to ice sheet mass loss under future climate change / Ralf Greve
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    Press Release: August 24, 2020 / Japanese expedition identifies East Antarctic melting hotspot / Daisuke Hirano
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    Press Release: August 07, 2020 / Subpolar marginal seas play a key role in making the subarctic Pacific nutrient-rich / Jun Nishioka
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    Press Release: July 17, 2020 / New insight into the origin of water on the earth / Akira Kouchi
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    Press Release: March 27, 2020 / Why does your cotton towel get stiff after natural drying? / Ken-ichiro Murata
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    Press Release: September 27, 2019 / Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds / Yasuhiro Oba
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    Press Release: May 08, 2019 / Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland / Evgeny Podolskiy, Shin Sugiyama
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    Press Release: April 11, 2019 / Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science / Yoshinori Iizuka
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    Press Release: April 02, 2019 / Beware a glacier's tongue / Shin Sugiyama
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The institute of Low Temperature Science is promoting comprehensive research of various natural phenomena occurring in the cryosphere and cold environments.

Press Release

* December 07, 2020 / Key building block for organic molecules discovered in meteorites / Yasuhiro Oba / The chemistry of life runs on organic compounds, molecules containing carbon and hydrogen, which also may include oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. While commonly associated with life, organic molecules also can be created by non-biological processes and .....
* November 12, 2020 / Possible 1,000-kilometer-long river running deep below Greenland's ice sheet / Christopher Chambers / Radar surveys have previously mapped Greenland's bedrock buried beneath two to three thousand meters of ice. Mathematical models were used to fill in the gaps in survey data and infer bedrock depths. The surveys revealed the long valley, but suggested .....
* September 17, 2020 / New estimates for the rise in sea levels due to ice sheet mass loss under future climate change / Ralf Greve / One of the many effects of global warming is the increase of sea levels due to the melting and retreat of the ice sheets in the Arctic and the Antarctic. As the sea level rises, large areas of densely populated coastal land will become uninhabitable. .....
* August 24, 2020 / Japanese expedition identifies East Antarctic melting hotspot / Daisuke Hirano / Hokkaido University scientists have identified an atypical hotspot of sub-glacier melting in East Antarctica. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, could further understandings and predictions of sea level rise caused by mass loss of ice sheets from the southernmost continent. .....
* August 07, 2020 / Subpolar marginal seas play a key role in making the subarctic Pacific nutrient-rich / Jun Nishioka / Japan neighbors this ocean area, known for rich marine resources including salmon and trout. The area, located at the termination of the global ocean circulation called the ocean conveyor belt, has one of the largest biological carbon dioxide draw-downs of the world's oceans. The study, led by Hokkaido University, .....
* July 17, 2020 / New insight into the origin of water on the earth / Akira Kouchi / There remains a number of mysteries on our planet including the elusive origin of water on the earth. Active studies suggested that terrestrial water had been delivered by icy comets or meteorites containing hydrous silicates that came from outside the "snow line" - the boundary beyond which ice can condense due the low temperatures. .....