Latest Sea ice Stories
A long-term study showing the changes in habitat associations of polar bears in response to sea ice conditions in the southern Beaufort Sea has implications for polar bear management in Alaska.
There is increased evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future.
The northern coastline of Alaska midway between Point Barrow and Prudhoe Bay is eroding by up to one-third the length of a football field annually because of a "triple whammy" of declining sea ice, warming seawater and increased wave activity.
A US government agency predicted the melting of the polar ice cap in the year 2030. However, climate guru Al Gore said at the UN climate conference on Monday that new computer modeling indicates this could happen as soon as 2014.
High-resolution computer simulations performed by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) are helping to understand the inflow of North Atlantic water to the Arctic Ocean and how this influences ocean climate.
Large blooms of tiny marine plants flourish in Antarctic waters left exposed by the recent and rapid melting of ice shelves and glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula.
International scientists, researchers and decision makers met at the â€˜Space and the Arctic workshopâ€™ to identify the needs and challenges of working and living in the rapidly changing Arctic and to explore how space-based services can help to meet those needs.
Polar shipping routes have finally been unblocked, thanks to the virtual disappearance of the multiyear ice spanning the Arctic Ocean, according to an Arctic expert.
A team of researchers report that the Arctic ice cap could be non-existent during the summer months 20 to 30 years from now.
US satellite measurements show Arctic sea ice extent in 2009 â€“ the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by floating ice â€“ was the third lowest since satellite measurements were first made in 1979.
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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