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New Center Gives Japan an Arctic Toehold

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Science  17 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5435, pp. 1827
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5435.1827a

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FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- Japan and the United States have launched a $32 million research center to plumb the consequences of climate change in the Far North. Late last month, researchers from the two countries gathered here on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, to dedicate the International Arctic Research Center. Guided by representatives from several Japanese and U.S. organizations, the center plans to do "big picture, big science."