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Latest Arctic Ocean Stories

2010-09-01 14:24:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation IceBridge - a NASA airborne mission to observe changes in Earth's rapidly changing polar land ice and sea ice - is soon to embark on its fourth field season in October. The mission is now paralleled by a campaign to bring data to researchers as quickly as possible and to accelerate the analysis of those changes and how they may affect people and climate systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo:...

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2010-08-20 09:53:38

The extent of the sea ice in the Arctic will reach its annual minimum in September. Forecasts indicate that it will not be as low as in 2007, the year of the smallest area covered by sea ice since satellites started recording such data. Nevertheless, sea ice physicists at the Alfred Wegener Institute are concerned about the long-term equilibrium in the Arctic Ocean. They have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining. To substantiate this, they are...

2010-08-10 13:13:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yesterday, an aircraft owned by GCI went down north of Dillingham, Alaska. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the State Troopers, the Coast Guard, and other rescue units are responding to the crash, as is the National Transportation Safety Board. We are aware of news reports stating that four of the nine individuals on board the aircraft have survived. At this point, I cannot confirm or comment on these reports. We are waiting for...

2010-08-05 16:46:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise West, a global leader in small-ship explorations, today announced a new 5-night itinerary, Wild Alaska Seafari, dedicated to showcasing Alaska's wildlife like never before. "We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to explore this beautiful land," shared Dick West, Cruise West's Chairman and Managing Director. "Unlike the big ships, our captains have always had the liberty to take small 'detours' to ensure that guests are able to...

2010-08-05 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Pacific Energy Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ASKE), a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and technology company today announced that a new interview featuring the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim King, Sr., is available on BuzzStocksLive.com. The interview covers topics including: Anticipated closing date of Entec acquisition Impact of Entec acquisition on the Company's global footprint Listing on a Canadian...

2010-08-03 16:36:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an 11.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.1 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 3.1-point increase in load factor to a record 87.4 percent. Alaska also reported that 88.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in July 2010, a 1.4-point increase compared to the...

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2010-07-21 10:54:01

New multi-year effort to update charts of priority Arctic regions As Arctic ice recedes, countries are looking forward to faster, safer and more efficient sea routes across the top of the world. Responding to a request from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Maritime Pilots and the commercial shipping industry, NOAA sent one of its premier surveying vessels, NOAA Ship Fairweather, to detect navigational dangers in critical Arctic waters that have not been charted for more than 50 years....

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2010-06-24 14:01:31

Researchers from German Alfred Wegener Institute and KlimaCampus present forecasts on September minimum A critical minimum for Arctic sea ice can also be expected for late summer 2010. Scientists from the German "Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association (AWI)" in Bremerhaven and from "KlimaCampus" of the University of Hamburg have now published their projections in the current Sea Ice Outlook. The online publication compares the forecasts on ice...

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2010-06-15 07:38:47

As Arctic sea-ice recedes inexorably towards another record summer minimum, scientists have highlighted the exceptional contribution that satellites have made to the International Polar Year and charting the effects of climate change. Celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of the International Polar Year (IPY), the IPY Oslo Science Conference last week drew together 2400 researchers, educators and members of northern communities "“ making it the biggest polar science meeting ever...

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2010-06-03 08:40:00

Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history. That's the conclusion of an international group of researchers, who have compiled the first comprehensive history of Arctic ice. For decades, scientists have strived to collect sediment cores from the difficult-to-access Arctic Ocean floor, to discover what the Arctic was like in the past. Their most recent goal: to bring a long-term perspective to the ice loss we see today. Now, in an upcoming issue of Quarternary...


Latest Arctic Ocean Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

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2007-10-23 16:48:25

The Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus), or Square Flipper Seal, is a seal found in or near to the Arctic Ocean. Its most characteristic feature is the whiskers on its face. When dry, the whiskers curl up giving the bearded seal a raffish look. Other distinguishable features are the square fore-flippers and thick bristles pn their muzzles. Adults are grayish-brown in color, darker on the back, rarely with a few faint spots on the back or dark spots on the flanks. Occasionally the face and...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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