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Relatively accurate predictions for the extent of Arctic sea ice in a given summer can be made by assessing conditions the previous autumn, but forecasting conditions more than five years into the future depend on understanding the impact of climate trends on the ice pack, new research shows.
The extent of Arctic Ocean sea ice fell to its second-lowest size since 1979, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said on Thursday.
Danish researchers say the rate of melting in the Arctic sea may be slower than previously thought.
RENO, Nev., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc.
Preliminary to 2014 Olympics, Competitors to Vie for U.S.
Indigo combines innovation with cutting edge diagnostics to deliver worry-free ice machine solution. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Manitowoc Ice has just unveiled its newest commercial ice machineâ€”the Indigo.
The first comprehensive study of the biological effects of Antarctic icebergs shows that they fertilize the Southern Ocean, enhancing the growth of algae that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then, through marine food chains, transfer carbon into the deep sea.
NEW YORK and ATLANTA, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ OMX (NDAQ) and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) today issued the following letter to NYSE Euronext stockholders: What's the Rush? Why are NYSE Euronext stockholders being asked to approve a high-risk, low-value transaction without all of the facts?Why is your board rushing you into a vote? And why are they refusing to even meet with NASDAQ OMX and ICE to explore a clearly financially superior alternative?Stockholders of NYSE Euronext who...
NEW YORK and ATLANTA, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ OMX and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) today announced that each of their respective Boards of Directors have approved their intent to commence an exchange offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of NYSE Euronext common stock in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $11 billion.
Leading US-based home appliance manufacturer NewAir is introducing two new ice maker models to its line. The NewAir AI-120S and AI-130S offer the same high volume ice production that has led to the success of NewAirâ€™s previous portable ice makers.
James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...
Soft rime is a type of milky white ice that forms when water droplets in light freezing fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. This formation usually occurs with light winds or in calm conditions. The rime forms to the windward (side facing the wind) side of solid objects. Soft rime is similar in appearance to hoar frost, but is formed differently. Soft rime is formed when vapor first condenses to liquid droplets and then attaches to the surface. Hoar frost is formed when water vapor is...
Hard rime is a type of white ice that forms when water droplets found in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. Hard rime is most often found on trees atop mountains and high ridges in winter, when low clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes along the windward (sides facing the wind) side of trees, buildings, and any other solid objects. The air temperature needed for hard rime to form is less than 29 degrees Fahrenheit and typically higher than 17 degrees Fahrenheit. High wind is...
Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...
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