My first summer in the Arctic was 1991. I was working for the National Ocean Service, tracking migrating fish along the Beaufort Sea Coast. Our season didn't start until mid-July, as the ocean was still solid ice before then. In those...Show More Summary
Using recently released Royal Navy submarine data, researchers have investigated the nature of turbulence in the ocean beneath the Arctic sea-ice. Recent decreases in Arctic sea ice may have a big impact on the circulation, chemistry and biology of the Arctic Ocean, due to ice-free waters becoming more turbulent. Show More Summary
Google Street View has arrived to the northern island of Greenland, the massive piece of land in the Arctic Sea that is covered in ice for six months per year. As reported by VentureBeat, Google has put together a portfolio of images from its trip to the region. Show More Summary
By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network Increasing loss of Arctic sea ice is likely soon to mean more ships are able to use the polar passage—affecting climate, health and air quality.
Patrick J. Michaels NASA takes the (frozen) cake with this one. It just released a report on global sea ice coverage that opens with the following sentence: Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea...Show More Summary
Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last decades, a new study finds. As a whole, the planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate of 13,500 square miles (35,000 square kilometers) since 1979, the equivalent of losing an area of sea ice larger than the state of Maryland every year.
(Or, How Climate Science Is Taught Today) Guest essay by Robert A. Cook The following begins a series of topics on Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice. And, since we (behind the keyboard) will be talking to you (the readers, and perhaps even the learners) as if we were openly addressing you in a classroom or…
From the University of Colorado at Boulder, where they are apparently attempting to explain away why Arctic sea ice isn’t living up to previous wild claims such as those made by Dr. Mark Serreze of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, who famously said that the Arctic is in a ‘Death Spiral’ in response…
Arctic sea ice extent plunged precipitously from 2001 to 2007, then barely budged between 2007 and 2013. Even in a warming world, researchers should expect such unusual periods of no change -- and rapid change -- at the world's northern reaches, according to a new paper.
For years, scientists have documented the rapid retreat of Arctic ice, from melting glaciers in Greenland to shrinking snow cover in far northern Eurasia. Now researchers have discovered one Arctic ice cap that appears to be literally sliding into the sea.Read full article >>
Arctic sea ice decline happened faster than expected. This has the effect of accelerating global warming because less of the Sun’s energy is reflected back into space by ice. Northern Hemisphere snow also sends some of that energy back into space. The amount of snow cover we have is also declining. The warming of the…
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a disturbing animation today. It looks at the decline of perennial Arctic sea ice—the stuff that survives the regular summer melts—over the last three decades. The old iceShow More Summary
Arctic sea ice is getting younger and thinner -- and soon, it may disappear entirely
The carbon dioxide (CO2)-carbonate chemistry of sea-ice melt and co-located, contemporaneous seawater has rarely been studied in sea-ice-covered oceans. Here, we describe the CO2–carbonate chemistry of sea-ice melt (both above sea-ice...Show More Summary
A new video from NASA's Science Visualization Studio lets track the spiky, yet steady, decline of Arctic sea ice. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Perrenial Arctic Sea Ice Continues to Shrink appeared first on WIRED.
As the Arctic sea ice continues to melt the Canadian polar bear has begun to migrate north to take up permanent residency in Canada’s High Arctic islands, reports Yahoo. This may not seem like a bad thing, but it could very well decrease...Show More Summary
It was just a theory, but for years scientists believed what years of observation was telling them. As Arctic sea ice melted because of climate change, polar bears appeared to be inching their way toward a final refuge in the icy Canadian archipelago.Read full article >>
First up – global warming hoax update: Arctic sea ice has reached the largest December extent in a decade. Government experts will of course not acknowledge this, because their funding and reputations depend on a misinformed public and Congress. Here in Las Vegas, there is a chance we’ll have a light dusting of global warming […]
By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network As climate change increasingly affects the Arctic, some polar bear populations are suffering because rising temperatures are reducing the sea ice vital for their survival.