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GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation IceBridge - a NASA airborne mission to observe changes in Earth's rapidly changing polar land ice and sea ice - is soon to embark on its fourth field season in October.
Scientists have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining.
A massive iceberg has broken off from a glacier in Greenland and has started drifting south into shipping lanes and waters occupied by oil rigs.
During NASA's ICESCAPE voyage to the Arctic, scientists have been looking at the phytoplankton in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea -- how many, how big and at what depths they are found, but there are other ways of looking at these small life forms.
Researchers from German Alfred Wegener Institute and KlimaCampus present forecasts on September minimum.
NASAâ€™s first oceanographic research expedition got underway this morning as the US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy steamed out of this island fishing port in the North Pacific.
As Arctic sea-ice recedes inexorably towards another record summer minimum, scientists have highlighted the exceptional contribution that satellites have made to the International Polar Year and charting the effects of climate change.
NASAâ€™s first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea next week to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the oceanâ€™s chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change.
Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history.
Melting sea ice has been shown to be a major cause of warming in the Arctic.
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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