Latest Sea ice Stories
As the end of the Arctic melt season ends with the region having already set new records for the smallest amount of sea ice extent and volume, experts this past weekend began to gauge exactly what the implications will be, both locally and throughout the rest of the world.
Arctic sea ice has melted to a record low extent; the smallest ever recorded since satellites began measuring it in 1979.
The extent of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has shrunk.
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is likely to hit its lowest next week and then keep on shrinking. Scientists at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center say data shows that the sea ice coverage is tracking below the previous record low, set in 2007.
While the Sea Ice Outlook could be viewed as a non-scientific crowd sourcing on the low point of Arctic sea ice each year, an averaging of the results produces a surprisingly constant result year after year.
Arctic sea ice is melting away far more rapidly than experts had previously predicted, with more than 215 cubic miles (900 cubic kilometers) worth disappearing from the Arctic Ocean over the past year.
NASA officials announced on Thursday that an expedition they sponsored had uncovered a massive bloom of phytoplankton in the ice-capped waters of the Arctic Ocean.
The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think.
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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