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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Low
2012-08-28 05:40:31

Arctic sea ice has melted to a record low extent; the smallest ever recorded since satellites began measuring it in 1979.

2012-08-27 14:18:23

The extent of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has shrunk.

Arctic Sea Ice Expected To Hit Record Low Soon
2012-08-22 07:46:38

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is likely to hit its lowest next week and then keep on shrinking. Scientists at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center say data shows that the sea ice coverage is tracking below the previous record low, set in 2007.

Sea Ice Outlook: How Scientists Calculate State Of Sea Ice
2012-08-15 14:22:47

While the Sea Ice Outlook could be viewed as a non-scientific crowd sourcing on the low point of Arctic sea ice each year, an averaging of the results produces a surprisingly constant result year after year.

Investigation Into Climate Change Report Concludes, Scientists Claim Persecution
2012-08-14 15:03:58

A two-year federal investigation into a climate change report by a pair of Department of Interior scientists has finally concluded, but the results are being withheld, according to their lawyer.

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2012-08-12 08:39:14

Arctic sea ice is melting away far more rapidly than experts had previously predicted, with more than 215 cubic miles (900 cubic kilometers) worth disappearing from the Arctic Ocean over the past year.

Space Technologies Contribution To Arctic Policy Priorities
2012-08-01 16:16:47

Polar View (Norway) has carried out this GSP study comparing the needs of Arctic stakeholders (as articulated in policies and strategies) with the contribution different types of satellite technologies can make to meet current and future requirements.

2012-07-30 23:02:24

Greenpeace researchers have discovered abundant corals where Shell hopes to begin Arctic offshore drilling this summer.

Arctic Waters Invaded By Tropical Plankton
2012-07-25 08:29:52

Researchers see natural cycle; but questions arise on climate change


Latest Arctic Reference Libraries

Alaskan Hare, Lepus othus
2014-05-19 10:40:26

The Alaskan hare (Lepus othus), or the tundra hare, can be found on the Alaskan Peninsula and in western areas of Alaska. This species prefers to reside in rocky areas in their tundra habitat, resting in open areas rather than in burrows. It is most closely related to the mountain hare and the Arctic hare. Members of this species reach an average weight between 1.6 and 2.2 feet, with hind feet that reach a length of 7.9 inches. The hind feet are thought to help the hares move quickly and...

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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-05 11:03:14

Continental arctic air mass is known for its very frigid and dry air. The most common place in the United States to find this air mass is in Alaska. However, in the coldest parts of the winter such as December and January along with early February it is not uncommon for this air mass to invade the Northern part of the United States. This air mass is responsible for bringing with it temps that drop well below zero. Along with the cold temps the air is very dry and if people stay outside in...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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2007-10-24 15:45:58

The Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), is a species in the finch family. It breeds throughout northern North America and Eurasia. Subspecies of the Common Redpoll include the Arctic Redpoll and Mealy Redpoll. These are common too in the Arctic, Iceland, Greenland, and Baffin Island. They all migrate south into southern Canada, northern United States and most of Eurasia. These birds are remarkably resistant to cold temperatures and winter migration is mainly due to lack of food rather...

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Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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