Latest Climate of the Arctic Stories
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.
According to new research from the University College London, the melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days every ten years.
A team of New York University climatologists has concluded that the gradual warming of the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean is adding to climate change in Antarctica.
Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean.
The Arctic is the most rapidly warming region of the globe, but warming has not been uniform and the drivers behind this warming not fully understood even during the 20th century.
An international team of scientists, led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Amherst, has analyzed the longest continental sediment core ever collected in the Arctic to provide “absolutely new knowledge” of Arctic climate from 2.2 million to 3.6 million years ago.
The question of ice-free summers in the Arctic, for most scientists, is not "if," but "when." A new study by two NOAA scientists says sooner than many thought.
Global sea levels would rise by 24 feet if the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow. But it is very unlikely that nearly two million cubic miles of ice will wash into the ocean overnight.
Not cleaning a kitty’s litter box could be a disgusting thought for cat owners, but for Brian Chase of Montpellier University in France — layers of dried urine can reveal exciting new details about an environment as they stack up year after year and generation after generation.
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