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The Arctic is facing a decline in sea ice that might equal the negative record of 2012

Posted by External 7 days ago General
https://www.sciencedaily.com — Sea ice physicists are anticipating that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean this summer may shrink to the record low of 2012. The scientists made this projection after evaluating current satellite data about the thickness of the ice cover. Read More
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Plant gases can counteract Arctic climate change

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Plant gasses possibly dampen the temperature rise in Greenland. Plants emit compounds to deter pests or attract pollinators, and as a side effect particles are formed when the compounds interact in the air. These particles can contribute to the formation of clouds, which reflect incoming solar radiation, and thus prevent solar heat from reaching the ground and warming it additionally. Read More
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2016 Arctic sea ice wintertime extent hits another record low

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to scientists. Read More
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Freezing plants to predict the fate of the Arctic

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Global warming means much warmer winters in the Arctic, with more rain and icing. Researchers are working to understand what that will do to plants that have evolved to overwinter under a thick blanket of snow. Read More
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Shrinking Arctic ice is impacting Greenland melting

Posted by External 28 days ago General
http://www.enn.com — Vanishing Arctic sea ice. Dogged weather systems over Greenland. Far-flung surface ice melting on the massive island. 'Blocking-high' pressure systems spawn most of the warming that melts Greenland surface ice, Rutgers study saysThese dramatic trends and global sea-level rise are linked, according to a study coauthored by Jennifer Francis, a research professor in Rutgers University's Read More
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Cold front: Researchers explore Arctic land and sea at Navy ICEX

Posted by External 28 days ago General
https://www.sciencedaily.com — As the Navy's Ice Exercise 2016 winds to a close this week in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, officials at the Office of Naval Research today reported new scientific research that took place during the event that will enhance our understanding of, and ability to safely operate in, Arctic maritime environments. Read More
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Climate change: Greenland melting tied to shrinking Arctic sea ice

Posted by External 31 days ago General
https://www.sciencedaily.com — Vanishing Arctic sea ice. Dogged weather systems over Greenland. Far-flung surface ice melting on the massive island. These dramatic trends and global sea-level rise are linked, according to a new study. Read More
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Arctic Sea Ice Is at Near Record Lows, NASA Says

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The ice covering the Arctic is at near record low levels this year, and this 'icy' deficit may impact weather around the world, NASA reports. Read More
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Unaccounted for Arctic microbes appear to be speeding up glacier melting

Posted by External 36 days ago General
https://www.sciencedaily.com — Scientists have discovered that Arctic microbes are increasing the rate at which glaciers melt, in a process not accounted for in current climate change models. Working on an icecap in Svalbard, in the far north of Norway, the team showed that this process is driven by a single species of photosynthetic bacteria, from the genus Phormidesmis. Read More
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Climate warming accelerating carbon loss from thawing Arctic soils

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Warmer, wetter conditions in the Arctic are accelerating the loss of carbon stored in tundra and permafrost soils, creating a potential positive feedback that further boosts global temperatures, a new study finds. Read More
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Degrading underground ice wedges are reshaping Arctic landscape

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — Rapid melting of ice and Arctic permafrost is altering tundra regions in Alaska, Canada and Russia, according to a new study. Ice-wedge degradation has been observed before in individual locations, but this is the first study to determine that rapid melting has become widespread throughout the Arctic. Read More
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