Who's Professor Polar Bear?

Professor Polar Bear's home is located at "the top of the world" just north of Barrow, Alaska. Barrow is located at the northernmost point on the continent, 330 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and is Alaska's largest Eskimo village.

Here, knowledge about the environment and animal behavior continues to be essential for day-to-day survival. The Professor learned much of what he knows about the environment from the 4,000-year-old Iñupiat Eskimo Tribe.

Recently Professor Polar Bear has become concerned about melting ice and the warming environment. Professor Polar Bear brought this warming problem to the attention of some new friends he met while feeding one day.

His new friends are scientists from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), with the ultimate goal of improving cloud and radiation data used in climate models, initiated the ARM Facility.

Professor Polar Bear is becoming an expert on global warming, weather, and radiation. If the Professor doesn't have the answer to your questions, then one of his ARM scientist friends will get it for you.

"Silakun," roughly translated from the Iñupiaq Eskimo Tribe, means "on the topic of the environment." Professor Polar Bear and his team of scientists are ready to answer your global warming, weather, or Silakun questions.

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