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CryoSat Reveals Small Decrease In Arctic Ice Volume

CryoSat Reveals Small Decrease In Arctic Ice Volume

Provided by ESA CryoSat has delivered this year’s map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume. In a new phase for ESA’s ice mission, the measurements can now also be used to help vessels navigate...

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polar sea ice
2014-12-07 06:52:28

The world is getting warmer. It comes as no surprise, therefore, when researchers announce as they did this past September that Arctic sea ice extent is still below normal.

arctic ice and clouds
2014-10-16 03:00:37

Climate change is a global phenomenon, yet Earth scientists are keeping a wary eye on one place in particular - the Arctic.

Antarctic Sea Ice Reached New Record High Extent This Year
2014-10-10 03:41:14

Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.

Flights Rerouted Due To 35,000 Walruses Massed On Alaskan Beach
2014-10-03 07:47:41

A dense mass of Pacific walruses, estimated to be 35,000 strong, has gathered on a beach in northwest Alaska, approximately five miles north of Point Lay. Scientists believe this unprecedented number of animals has been driven to shore by a lack of sea ice.

Sea Ice Helps Remove CO2 From The Atmosphere
2014-09-23 03:30:21

New research has shown that sea ice removes CO2 from the atmosphere. If Arctic sea ice is reduced, we may therefore be facing an increase of atmospheric concentration of CO2, researchers warn.

Arctic sea ice minimum
2014-09-23 05:21:39

2014 Arctic sea ice coverage is the sixth lowest recorded since 1978, researchers from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder revealed on Monday.

2014-09-22 16:22:37

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept.

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2014-08-25 02:30:19

As we near the final month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, NASA scientists are watching the annual seasonal melting of the Arctic sea ice cover. The floating, frozen cap that stretches across the Arctic Ocean shrinks throughout summer until beginning to regrow, typically around mid-September.

Climate Impacts Of Arctic Sea Ice Loss To Be Investigated By NASA
2014-08-15 03:16:22

A new NASA field campaign will begin flights over the Arctic this summer to study the effect of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate.


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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...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.