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02

Sep

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea iceThe ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea ice
The ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

29

Aug

No descendants are left from the first Arctic EskimosPaleo-Eskimos likely survived in near-total isolation for thousands of years and did not pass on genes to Neo-Eskimos or Native Americans.

No descendants are left from the first Arctic Eskimos
Paleo-Eskimos likely survived in near-total isolation for thousands of years and did not pass on genes to Neo-Eskimos or Native Americans.

08

Apr

Arctic sea ice peak is 5th lowest on recordThis winter, the Arctic ice cap expanded to a total of 5.76 million square miles — one of the lowest areas on record since 1979.

Arctic sea ice peak is 5th lowest on record
This winter, the Arctic ice cap expanded to a total of 5.76 million square miles — one of the lowest areas on record since 1979.

18

Feb

Warming from Arctic sea ice melting more dramatic than thoughtIn addition to the melting sea ice, scientists are considering the impact that soot in the form of black carbon is having on sea ice melt.

Warming from Arctic sea ice melting more dramatic than thought
In addition to the melting sea ice, scientists are considering the impact that soot in the form of black carbon is having on sea ice melt.

29

Jan

'Sleeping' trees stand guard over the ArcticPhotographer Niccolo Bonfadini captures the essence of a sub-zero winter in Finnish Lapland with this stunning photo of trees covered in thick layers of ice and snow.

'Sleeping' trees stand guard over the Arctic
Photographer Niccolo Bonfadini captures the essence of a sub-zero winter in Finnish Lapland with this stunning photo of trees covered in thick layers of ice and snow.

16

Jan

Cracks in Arctic sea ice attract toxic mercuryScientists aren’t sure what impact the mercury that ends up trapped in snow and ice could have on the environment.

Cracks in Arctic sea ice attract toxic mercury
Scientists aren’t sure what impact the mercury that ends up trapped in snow and ice could have on the environment.

14

Jan

Molecular chlorine found at high levels in Arctic atmosphereThe chlorine originates in sea salt and may have a role in climate change.

Molecular chlorine found at high levels in Arctic atmosphere
The chlorine originates in sea salt and may have a role in climate change.

28

Dec

How it snows for days in the ArcticResearchers have discovered ‘inefficient nuclei’ in the atmosphere that can build up over time to form large ice crystals that bring massive snowfall.

How it snows for days in the Arctic
Researchers have discovered ‘inefficient nuclei’ in the atmosphere that can build up over time to form large ice crystals that bring massive snowfall.

23

Dec

Message in a bottle from 1959 found in remote Arctic areaThe content of the bottle’s message gave its finders ‘goose bumps.’

Message in a bottle from 1959 found in remote Arctic area
The content of the bottle’s message gave its finders ‘goose bumps.’

09

Dec

What shrinking Arctic ice means for summers in the U.S.Differences in the temperatures between the Arctic and southern regions allow the jet stream to contribute to high pressure heat waves.

What shrinking Arctic ice means for summers in the U.S.
Differences in the temperatures between the Arctic and southern regions allow the jet stream to contribute to high pressure heat waves.