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Arctic Sea Ice At Second-lowest Level Since 1979
2011-09-16 04:32:17

  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. According to preliminary findings, the annual sea ice minimum was reached on September 9, when the ice covered 1.67 million square miles, the center said in a statement. "Changing winds could still push ice flows together reducing ice extend further," the researchers said. A full analysis will be available early next month, when...

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2008-07-31 07:15:00

Although new evidence suggests that a long-term thawing of Arctic sea ice is currently under way, scientists withdrew previous prediction that the ice would shrink below a 2007 record low this year. Previous reports highlighted a fear that the drastic melt witnessed in 2007 could lead to a total melt of ice on the North Pole. "Most likely there will not be a new record minimum ice year in the Arctic this September," said Ola M. Johannessen of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing...

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2008-06-27 11:25:00

Many polar scientists believe that ice at the North Pole stands a good chance of completely disappearing over the course of the year. Some scientists say the ice at 90 degrees north may well have melted away by the summer. The massive melting of such a well-known arctic location would be a symbolic example of the great impact of global warming. "From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to...

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2007-08-18 09:20:00

WASHINGTON -- There was less sea ice in the Arctic on Friday than ever before on record, and the melting is continuing, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported. "Today is a historic day," said Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist at the center. "This is the least sea ice we've ever seen in the satellite record and we have another month left to go in the melt season this year." Satellite measurements showed 2.02 million square miles of ice in the Arctic, falling below the Sept. 21,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.