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Winter Ice Is On The Decline Across Alaskan Lakes
2014-02-03 10:22:48

According to a new study from the European Space Agency, ice in northern Alaska’s lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar images in the study show how shifts in our climate are affecting high-latitude regions.

Increased Mercury Levels In Arctic Ice Found Pushing Into Sea Water
2014-01-16 10:15:32

Researchers Dr. Chris Moore and Dr. Daniel Obrist, from Nevada's Desert Research Institute, have recently discovered an increased level of mercury in Arctic sea ice. The study, published in the journal Nature, also found that the mercury is contaminating sea water below.

Shrinking Habitat Doesn't Keep Emperor Penguins From Breeding
2014-01-09 11:35:03

The Emperor penguins of Antarctica, which have lost much of their breeding habitat due to a shrinking ice pack, have shown their resiliency to environmental impacts by moving to new breeding locations where ice is thicker.

2014-01-07 23:26:35

A climate change science-tourism expedition got trapped when they set out to prove global warming is causing Antarctica's sea ice to melt, despite data showing the Antarctic 2013 year-average

Arctic Ice Improving
2013-12-16 15:27:28

New measurements taken by the ESA's CryoSat show the volume of Arctic sea ice has risen by about 50 percent compared to last year.

Extreme Summer Weather May Be Caused By Ice Loss In The Arctic
2013-12-09 11:16:06

The cause of increasingly intense summer heat waves and downpours throughout the US and Europe could be due to thawing Arctic ice and snow, according to new research published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The Health Of Antarctic Glaciers Relies On Salt Intake: NASA
2013-12-06 10:19:26

An intriguing link between sea ice conditions and the melting rate of Totten Glacier, the glacier in East Antarctica that discharges the most ice into the ocean, has been found by a NASA-led study.

Ocean Acidity Having Major Impact On Arctic Food Web Species
2013-12-03 06:27:12

Tiny crustaceans, known as copepods, live just beneath the surface of the ocean. A research expedition to the Arctic, part of the Caitlin Arctic Survey, found that these tiny animals are more likely to battle for survival if ocean acidity continues to rise.

Algae Reveal History Of Arctic Sea Ice
2013-11-19 12:15:57

An team of researchers has developed a novel method for tracking changes in Arctic sea ice through the analysis of growth layers of seafloor algae.

NASA Airborne Campaign To Measure Summer Melt Of Greenland Ice Sheet
2013-10-31 12:14:26

For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt.


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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