Latest Polar ice packs Stories
Canada's Mackenzie River basin -- among the world's most important major ecosystems -- is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation.
A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below.
There is growing recognition that reductions in Arctic sea ice levels will influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic.
Researchers publishing a paper in the latest issue of the journal Science have found through Antarctic planktonic ice core examinations that the continental ice cap formed more than 33 million years ago.
NASA said its Operation IceBridge team has finished up another successful campaign to continue collecting data of Arctic ice measurements.
The question of ice-free summers in the Arctic, for most scientists, is not "if," but "when." A new study by two NOAA scientists says sooner than many thought.
A researcher at University of Cincinnati says that the best way to monitor the environmental health of the Antarctic – and the whole planet – is to go with the flow. The ice flow, that is.
The Arctic Ocean's ice cover shrank to its lowest extent on record last September at the end of the northern hemisphere summer. This continues a long-term trend diminishing the ice to about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000.
A growing number of studies have pegged global warming and climate change as a cause of sea ice decline in recent decades. However, a newly published study in the journal Nature Geoscience is showing a vastly different scenario.
Have you been experiencing the coldest spring weather in recent memory? Scientists say it may be due to global warming and rapidly melting sea ice 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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