Articles tagged "arctic ice"

arctic sea ice recovers feb 12 2020

Arctic sea ice sees drastic recovery, reaches largest early February ice extent in 11 years

The arctic sea ice has reached its largest early February ice extent in 11 years, surpassing the average size from 2001 to 2010. The recovery is a result of a strong polar vortex. Sea ice analysis indicated that during this rather mild winter in the middle...

February 15, 2020

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ESA satellites observing sea ice

As reported earlier this year, Arctic sea ice is thawing at an unprecedented rate. News is perturbing, provided that heat exchange between sea and atmosphere is largely influenced by sea ice. Thermal flux, the rate at which heat energy transfers, can change

October 15, 2012

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Scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere

According to a report published in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere. The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent

May 22, 2012

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2011 arctic ice extent is down

The 2011 maximum extent of Arctic sea ice appears to be tied for the lowest amount in area since satellite measurements began 32 year ago.Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder said the maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles below the 1979-2000

March 28, 2011