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Observations on ice coverage and thickness show that sea ice in the Arctic may be headed for a consecutive record low in a trend that demands action from governments pursuing a new climate pact.
Experts reported on Friday that the amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown in recent Septembers in what could be an unusual side-effect of global warming.
By Richard Sadler New research by the Met Office has revealed that official predictions for sea level rise are out of date because they do not include the effects of melt water from the massive Greenland ice sheet.The situation is so serious that the Environment Agency is being forced to review its flood defence plans for London.
Scientists said on Tuesday the ice shelves in Canada's High Arctic have lost a colossal mass measuring 19 square miles.
Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center say Arctic Ocean sea ice has melted to the second lowest minimum since satellite observations began.
Four years of scientific research on ice core data, has brought to light the warming trend in West Antarctica, the worldâ€™s coldest climate.
The German Research Vessel Polarstern had to prove its ice breaking capabilities in Arctic waters to gain data on two series of long-term research measurements.
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.
The ice cover in the Arctic Ocean at the end of summer 2008 will lie, with almost 100 per cent probability, below that of the year 2005 â€“ the year with the second lowest sea ice extent ever measured.
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 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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