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antarctic sea ice extent
2014-07-23 02:00:24

New research suggests that Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought. A team of scientists say much of the increase measured for Southern Hemisphere sea ice could be due to a processing error in the satellite data.

Scientists Tracking Breakup Of Arctic Summer Sea Ice
2014-07-17 03:27:40

As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt.

emperor penguins
2014-06-30 04:52:56

In less than 100 years, global warming’s impact on the sea ice where emperor penguins breed will result in the loss of at least one-fifth of the species’ population, according to new research appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change.

Antarctic icebergs
2014-06-17 05:19:27

Summer and winter on the Antarctic shore are drastically different. Winters are dark and frozen, while summers are characterized by bright, clear waters, thick with algae and drifting icebergs.

Arctic Amplification Has Reduced Risk Of Extreme Cold Weather
2014-06-16 04:41:53

Despite the fact that many parts of the United States experienced extremely cold conditions this past winter, the risk of such conditions increasing as a result of climate change is unlikely, according to research appearing in the latest edition of Nature Climate Change.

NASA IceBridge Wraps Up Arctic Field Campaign
2014-05-29 03:43:26

IceBridge's campaign began on Mar. 10 when NASA's P-3 research aircraft left Wallops for Thule. For the first part of the campaign, researchers studied Arctic sea ice from Thule and Fairbanks, Alaska.

Melting Arctic Sea Ice Opens New Passages For Invasive Species
2014-05-28 03:24:06

For the first time in roughly 2 million years, melting Arctic sea ice is connecting the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans.

Ice Mission And Harsh Polar Camping
2014-05-16 03:57:04

While camping may appeal to some, scientists recently took the pastime to punishing limits. Enduring the bitter Arctic cold out on the sea ice, they were part of a major international effort to ensure ESA’s CryoSat satellite is delivering a true picture of Earth’s changing ice.

Titanic Sailing Conditions Were Not As Extreme As Modern Day
2014-04-11 09:01:42

One hundred and two years ago, the Titanic set off on its fateful maiden voyage from the United Kingdom. Coinciding with that anniversary is a new report that has determined the conditions surrounding the iceberg that would eventually take 1,517 lives.

New Twist On Arctic Melt Revealed By River Ice
2014-04-04 09:32:47

A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River’s ice breakup.


Latest Sea ice Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

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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