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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.

22

Jan


 Why arctic sea ice melts so quickly 



Melt ponds in the Arctic absorb more of the sun’s heat, helping ice melt faster.
Melt ponds in the Arctic absorb more of the sun’s heat, helping ice melt faster.

27

Dec


 Record Arctic storm melted sea ice 



Arctic sea ice has been declining for decades, reaching a record low in September 2007 and hitting that record again in 2012.
Arctic sea ice has been declining for decades, reaching a record low in September 2007 and hitting that record again in 2012.

14

Dec

7 reasons why Arctic sea ice mattersThe vanishing veneer of frozen ocean isn’t just important for polar bears.

7 reasons why Arctic sea ice matters
The vanishing veneer of frozen ocean isn’t just important for polar bears.

20

Sep

What are the impacts of the Artic sea-ice loss?The melting sea-ice opens up the possibility for increased shipping, tourism, and oil and gas exploration but also political disputes and mapping problems.

What are the impacts of the Artic sea-ice loss?
The melting sea-ice opens up the possibility for increased shipping, tourism, and oil and gas exploration but also political disputes and mapping problems.

Arctic ice melt breaks another recordScientists who study sea ice have blamed a combination of natural fluctuations and human-caused warming for the increased loss of ice.

Arctic ice melt breaks another record
Scientists who study sea ice have blamed a combination of natural fluctuations and human-caused warming for the increased loss of ice.

21

Mar

How NASA is tracking sea ice in Antarctica

02

Mar

Oldest, thickest sea ice is vanishing rapidly in Arctic, NASA findsThe sea ice is shrinking at a rate of 15.1 percent per decade.

Oldest, thickest sea ice is vanishing rapidly in Arctic, NASA finds
The sea ice is shrinking at a rate of 15.1 percent per decade.

29

Feb

It’s no secret that the planet’s glaciers are melting. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that sea levels have risen from 6 to 8 inches in the past 100 years. Some experts estimate that sea levels will rise as much as 20 inches by the year 2100, which could wreck havoc on coastal cities. NASA has been mapping deteriorating glaciers in the Antarctic through the Operation IceBridge program, called “the largest airborne campaign ever,” over the world’s polar regions.How NASA is tracking Antarctica’s sea ice

It’s no secret that the planet’s glaciers are melting. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that sea levels have risen from 6 to 8 inches in the past 100 years. Some experts estimate that sea levels will rise as much as 20 inches by the year 2100, which could wreck havoc on coastal cities.
 
NASA has been mapping deteriorating glaciers in the Antarctic through the Operation IceBridge program, called “the largest airborne campaign ever,” over the world’s polar regions.
How NASA is tracking Antarctica’s sea ice