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The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

Posted by External 2 days ago General — The highest-resolution maps of the Greenland Ice Sheet are debuting. Starting with Worldview satellite imagery, The maps are already revealing previously unknown features on the ice sheet. Read More
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Greenland may lose ice more rapidly than previously thought

Posted by External 3 days ago General — The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second-largest body of ice on Earth. It covers an area about five times the size of New York State and Kansas combined, and if it melts completely, oceans could rise by 20 feet. Coastal communities from Florida to Bangladesh would suffer extensive damage. Now, a new study is revealing just how little we understand this northern behemoth. Read More
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North Atlantic signaled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened, reveals new research

Posted by External 3 days ago General — The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals – 1,000 years in advance - that the last Ice Age was going to end, scientists report. Read More
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Emergence of modern sea ice in Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago

Posted by External 21 days ago General — The extent of sea ice cover in Arctic was much less than it is today between four and five million years ago. The maximum winter extent did not reaching its current location until around 2.6 million years ago. "We have not seen an ice free period in the Arctic Ocean for 2,6 million years. However, we may see it in our lifetime." says a marine geologist. Read More
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Better forecasts for sea ice under climate change: Effect of waves

Posted by External 23 days ago General — New research is helping pinpoint the impact of waves on sea ice, which is vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Arctic where it is rapidly retreating. Scientists report the first laboratory experiments testing theoretical models of wave activity in frozen oceans. Read More
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Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

Posted by External 26 days ago General — Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than previously thought, a new study reports. Read More
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Underwater robot sheds new light on thick, deformed, Antarctic sea ice

Posted by External 26 days ago General — The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access. Read More
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Sea Ice Algae is Staple of Arctic Food Chain (Gallery)

Posted by External 27 days ago General — To find the base of the Arctic food chain, scientists have to venture far out, and into, sea ice. Read More
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