ice has an effect on climate and weather beyond just the northern cap of the planet, and the scientists say that one consequence will likely be less precipitation in California.
Several recent studies employ model simulations to assess the influence of Arctic sea
ice loss on Northern Hemisphere weather patterns, particularly on unusual cold spells in winter continents (e.
In September 2016, a polar bear could walk on Arctic sea
ice from the North Pole to which country?
Changes in Arctic sea
ice has begun to turn the region into an important area of economic interest for neighbouring nations.
This years minimum extent is well below the long-term average and scientists are warning that Arctic sea
ice is not showing any signs of recovery.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- The ice of the Arctic Sea
, which usually reaches its maximum extent in March before entering the sea ice melt season, has reached its maximum range early this year, and spanned the least amount of ice since records began in 1979.
The investigation revealed that Arctic sea
ice contains concentrations of the pollutant several orders of magnitude greater than what has previously been found in highly contaminated areas such as the North Pacific gyre.
Twice in 2014 the Economist magazine stated that Arctic sea
ice is retreating as the Earth warms up due to increasing C02.
ISLAMABAD -- The length of the melt season for Arctic sea
ice is increasing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to melt as much as four feet of the Arctic ice cap's thickness.
ice has been declining in extent in every month of the year, but with the maximum loss of almost 14% per decade being found in September.
NASA: "On September 16, 2012, Arctic sea
ice reached its smallest extent ever recorded by satellites This summer's minimum is still the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record and is 432,000 square miles lower than the 1981-2010 average" "The 2013 summertime minimum extent is in line with the longterm downward trend of about 12 percent per decade since the late 1970s, a decline that has accelerated after 2007.
17 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that measurements from ESA's CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea
ice has significantly increased this autumn.
MELTING Arctic sea
ice may be to blame for the recent spate of soggy summers in the UK, say experts.
In the past two decades Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have been melting, glaciers have shrunk almost worldwide and Arctic sea
ice and northern hemisphere spring snow cover has decreased.
In the past decade, Russia has made every attempt to claim the Arctic sea
floor as its sovereign territory -- purposely with the intention of exploiting the natural resources there.