Latest Arctic Sea Stories
2014 Arctic sea ice coverage is the sixth lowest recorded since 1978, researchers from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder revealed on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept.
As we near the final month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, NASA scientists are watching the annual seasonal melting of the Arctic sea ice cover. The floating, frozen cap that stretches across the Arctic Ocean shrinks throughout summer until beginning to regrow, typically around mid-September.
Over the past few decades, Arctic sea ice has been retreating, and although research shows a downward trend in snow on land in the Arctic, long-term measurements of snow depth on sea ice have been less clear.
IceBridge's campaign began on Mar. 10 when NASA's P-3 research aircraft left Wallops for Thule. For the first part of the campaign, researchers studied Arctic sea ice from Thule and Fairbanks, Alaska.
Will next year’s summer Arctic ice extent be high or low? Can ship captains plan on navigating the famed Northwest Passage — a direct shipping route from Europe to Asia across the Arctic Ocean — to save on time and fuel? A new study says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.
New measurements taken by the ESA's CryoSat show the volume of Arctic sea ice has risen by about 50 percent compared to last year.
Britons never seem to get a break from bad weather, and now one scientist believes he may have found a culprit: retreating Arctic sea ice.
After an unusually cold summer in the northernmost latitudes, Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum summer extent for 2013 on Sept. 13
A recently leaked UN report on Arctic sea ice has provided insight into the political divide surrounding the contentious issue of global warming.
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