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Kathy Crane will be doing a questions and answers session (known as an AMA) on reddit.com/r/science this Thursday. He credential are quite impressive, so I'm sure plenty on here would be interested in what she has to say and might have a few questions themselves. I'll post a link to the AMA once it's online, so ye can get some questions in if ye like.

Below is the intro that will accompany AMA:

I’m Kathy Crane, an oceanographer and manager of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program (www.arctic.noaa.gov). We study the Arctic and how its physical environment is changing — and how those changes are impacting ecosystems. I also contribute to the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Flora and Fauna Working group and lead a team of U.S. Arctic experts to design and carry out observations of marine ecosystems all across the Arctic Ocean. In fact, I’ve spent a lot of time doing research in the Arctic. Each year NOAA leads an international group of scientists to produce the Arctic Report Card, an annual update on the Arctic environment. We take a close look at snow, ice, ocean temperatures, fish, other wildlife, air temperatures and climate. Our reports are showing that the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere on earth. These changes don’t stay in the Arctic, but have effects on people, climate and global security well beyond this region. With 2014 being recently confirmed as the warmest year on record for the globe, studying what is happening in the Arctic is more important than ever. I’ll be here from 1:00 pm ET through 3:00 pm ET today answering your questions about Arctic climate research as well as what it’s like to work in this spectacular part of the world … AMA!

For a sample of the general format and style, here's a few examples of the recent climate related AMAs.

Science AMA Series: I'm Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State, Ask Me Almost Anything! http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/1yj3o7/science_ama_series_im_michael_e_mann/

Science AMA Series: I'm Richard Betts, Climate Scientist, Met Office Hadley Centre and Exeter University and IPCC AR5 Lead Author, AMA! http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/23ulmw/science_ama_series_im_richard_betts_climate/

Science AMA Series: I'm Prof. Stephan Lewandowsky, I study the cognitive science of conspiratorial thinking and the rejection of climate science, AMA! http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/22zwkq/science_ama_series_im_prof_stephan_lewandowsky_i/

(kinda related!) Science AMA Series:I’m David Dunning, a social psychologist whose research focuses on accuracy and illusion in self-judgment (you may have heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect). How good are we at “knowing thyself”? AMA! http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2m6d68/science_ama_seriesim_david_dunning_a_social/

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The AMA has just been posted up. She should start answering the questions at 6pm (GMT) this evening.

https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2vn8fp/science_ama_series_hi_im_dr_kathy_crane_an/