Latest Sea ice Stories
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.
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 8, to preview the agency's largest airborne research effort ever to study Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.
Despite a slight recovery in summer Arctic sea ice in 2009 from record-setting low years in 2007 and 2008, the sea ice extent remains significantly below previous years and remains on a trend leading toward ice-free Arctic summers.
The US space agency says it is ready to start a study of the Earth's southern ice-covered regions to identify changes in sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers.
This summerâ€™s melt of Arctic sea ice might not have been quite as bad as the past two years, but satellite images reveal that it has now had the third biggest melt in 30 years.
CU-Boulder's Snow and Ice Data Center analysis shows negative summertime ice trend continues.
Rapid change is underway in the Arctic due to the effects of climate change.
Arctic thawing is likely to result in worldwide consequences - from an increase in greenhouse gases and global weather pattern changes.
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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