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antarctic sea ice extent
2014-07-23 02:00:24

New research suggests that Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought. A team of scientists say much of the increase measured for Southern Hemisphere sea ice could be due to a processing error in the satellite data.

Arctic sea ice pack
2014-03-30 03:02:43

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.

Winter Ice Is On The Decline Across Alaskan Lakes
2014-02-03 10:22:48

According to a new study from the European Space Agency, ice in northern Alaska’s lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar images in the study show how shifts in our climate are affecting high-latitude regions.

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum For 2013 Sixth Lowest On Record
2013-09-23 07:44:57

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

Black Carbon Suspect In Mid-1800s Alps Glacier Retreat
2013-09-03 08:17:32

Scientists have uncovered strong evidence that soot, or black carbon, sent into the air by a rapidly industrializing Europe, likely caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps.

2013 Ice Melt Will Not Be Record Year Despite Continuing Downhill Trends
2013-08-23 10:06:14

Arctic sea ice is reaching its annual "minimum" melt for the summer, but NASA says this year's low will unlikely be breaking any records and will not match 2012's record-breaking ice melt season.

NASA's Operation IceBridge Mission Contributes To New Map Of Antarctica
2013-06-06 09:26:57

A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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