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Shrinking ice in the Arctic

Artic Sea Ice and Albedo: Ice Free Season Growing 5 Days per Decade

Arctic ice autumn freeze-up starting later  – According to new research to be published in the forthcoming issue of Geophysical Research Letters, the ice-free season in the Arctic is growing by five days per decade. Analysis of satellite data by a team of researchers headed by Julienne Stroeve indicate increasing absorption of solar energy in the summer Arctic ocean is pushing…

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June saw record global sea surface temperatures, studies also show Arctic sea ice is thinning to levels never before recorded.

NOAA Reports Record Ocean Surface Temperatures for June

Studies from NASA, NOAA, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show a record June for global sea surface temperatures, as well as continued deterioration of Arctic sea ice.