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Image 1 - Russian River Runoff Freshening Beaufort Sea
2012-01-05 13:33:42

According to findings published in the journal Nature, Russian river water was diverted hundreds of miles to a different part of the ocean in response to a decades-long shift in atmospheric pressure.

2011-12-20 22:24:07

Half-mile long thermometers have been dropped through the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica that will give the world relevant data on sea and ice temperatures for tracking climate change and its effect on the glacial ice surrounding the continent.

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2011-12-05 12:44:44

Scientists have created a detailed map called BEDMAP of Antarctica's rock bed that lies underneath its icy surface.

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2011-12-03 12:13:20

A campaign in one of the remotest regions on Earth in ensuring that the SMOS mission is delivering reliable data.

2011-12-02 14:34:59

The end of the last ice age and the processes that led to the melting of the northern and southern ice sheets supply basic information on changes in our climate.

Global Temperatures On The Rise
2011-11-30 07:00:38

The UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a new report, the annual World Meteorological Organization Statement on the Status of the Global Climate.

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2011-11-24 11:53:36

A new report shows that Arctic sea ice continues to shrink each summer to nearly record low levels.

Arctic Sea Ice Could Melt Away By 2015
2011-11-09 06:19:43

A Cambridge University professor and one of Britain’s top ocean experts says that Arctic sea ice could melt away entirely by 2015.

Image 1 - Researchers Report On Changes In Arctic Sea Ice
2011-10-06 11:09:06

In the central Arctic the proportion of old, thick sea ice has declined significantly. Instead, the ice cover now largely consists of thin, one-year-old floes.

Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits 2nd-Lowest Level
2011-10-05 10:11:51

Last month the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean declined to the second-lowest extent on record.


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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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