Sea Ice (Page 2)
Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic iceNew Zealand Herald | 11 Oct 2012
The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.
Return to BremerhavenEurekAlert | 11 Oct 2012
(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Polarstern is expected back from the Central Arctic expedition "IceArc" in Bremerhaven on 8 October 2012 after a good two months. 54 scientists and technicians from twelve different countries conducted research on the retreat of the sea ice and the consequences for the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems over a period of two months in the High North.
Atlantic cause for rainy summersBBC | 07 Oct 2012
Recent warming in the Atlantic Ocean is the main cause of wet summers in northern Europe, according to a new study.
Warm North Atlantic ocean causing UK's wet summers, study showsGuardian Unlimited | 07 Oct 2012
The UK's dismal recent summers can be blamed on a substantial warming of the North Atlantic ocean in the late 1990s, according to new scientific research. The shift has resulted in rain-soaked weather systems being driven into northern Europe, increasing summer rainfall by about a third.The pattern is likely to revert to drier summers and may do so suddenly.
Running the Numbers on Antarctic Sea Ice (blog)New York Times | 03 Oct 2012
The agency that tracks polar ice says that winter coverage of sea ice in Antarctica set a 33-year high last month. But that trend is dwarfed by what's happening in the Arctic.
Record minimum for Arctic sea iceBBC | 19 Sep 2012
Arctic sea ice has reached its minimum extent for the year, setting a record for the lowest summer cover since data collection began.
Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest extent ever recordedGuardian Unlimited | 14 Sep 2012
Sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest extent ever recorded, smashing the previous record minimum and prompting warnings of accelerated climate change.Satellite images show that the rapid summer melt has reduced the area of frozen sea to less than 3.5 million square kilometres this week - less than half the area typically occupied four decades ago.
Arctic sea ice melt 'may bring harsh winter to Europe'Guardian Unlimited | 14 Sep 2012
The record loss of Arctic sea ice this summer may mean a cold winter for the UK and northern Europe. The region has been prone to bad winters after summers with very low sea ice, such as 2011 and 2007.
Arctic melt 'like doubling CO2'BBC | 05 Sep 2012
Expert tells Newsnight the impact of the loss of Arctic ice is equal to 20 extra years of greenhouse gases, as more of the sun's rays are absorbed.
Why The Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral Mattersthinkprogress.org | 28 Aug 2012
In the past week the Arctic sea ice cover reached an all-time low, several weeks before previous records, several weeks before the end of the melting season. The long-term decline of Arctic sea ice has been incredibly fast, and at this point a sudden reversal of events doesnt seem likely. The question no longer seems to be will we see an ice-free Arctic? but how soon will we see it?
Arctic sea ice reaches record lowBBC | 27 Aug 2012
The Arctic has lost more sea ice this year than at any time since satellite records began in 1979, Nasa space agency says.
Arctic sea ice levels to reach record low within daysGuardian Unlimited | 23 Aug 2012
Arctic sea ice is set to reach its lowest ever recorded extent as early as this weekend, in "dramatic changes" signalling that man-made global warming is having a major impact on the polar region.
Arctic ice set to hit record lowBBC | 21 Aug 2012
Arctic sea ice looks set to reach a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data released by US researchers.
How do they do it? Predictions are in for Arctic sea ice low pointEurekAlert | 15 Aug 2012
Each year scientists predict the low point of Arctic Sea ice. The final predictions were released Aug. 13. But how do they do it? University of Washington researchers used some new techniques this year in hopes of improving the accuracy of their prediction.