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Oceanographers are monitoring a vast expanse of fresh water in the Arctic Ocean that could spill into the Atlantic, something that could result in unpredictable changes in the ocean currents that give Western Europe its moderate climate.
The freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 percent since the 1990s.
The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites.
Ongoing climate-driven changes to the Arctic sea-ice could have a significant impact on the blooming of tiny planktonic plants with important implications for the Arctic ecosystem.
Scientists can now tap into a flow of new data that will help to determine exactly how Earth's ice is changing.
Temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean currents flowing north into the Arctic Ocean are at their highest levels in nearly 2,000 years, and could ultimately lead to summers that are ice-free in the North Pole region.
Changes within the seawater beneath the floating sea ice may be accelerating change in the Arctic and beyond London (PRWeb UK) January 26, 2011 A â€˜thin blue lineâ€™ of fresh water immediately beneath the Arctic sea ice may hold the key to understanding changes in ocean current s that influence the prevailing climate of Europe and the East Coast of North America.
Scientists and explorers will shortly set off on an expedition aiming to discover how Arctic sea ice melts.
Scientists studying polar bears around the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, were amazed to witness one polar bear that swam continuously for more than nine days, covering some 426 miles, in search of sea ice.
A new analysis of the Northern Hemisphere's "albedo feedback" over a 30-year period concludes that the region's loss of reflectivity due to snow and sea ice decline is more than double what state-of-the-art climate models estimate.
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...