Latest Sea ice Stories
Global temperatures in May were the 10th warmest for any May since 1880, when records began being kept, while the extent of Arctic sea ice was the third smallest for any May on record.
The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6.
A carefully executed operation to validate data from CryoSat has shown what can be accomplished when ESA, NASA and others join forces to further our understanding of how the fragile polar environment is responding to climate change.
To guarantee ESA's CryoSat mission is delivering the best data possible, scientists have set out on a major expedition to the Arctic â€“ part of a collaborative effort between ESA and NASA to gather ice measurements as the satellite orbits above.
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.
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...