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Arctic Sea Ice Loss Raises Prospect of a Colder Europe

Arctic warming and sea ice loss is reducing ocean-atmosphere heat exchange and the flow of ocean waters that fuel the Gulf Stream and Atlantic Meridional Overtuning Circulation, according to groundbreaking new oceanographic climate research. That raises the prospect of a much colder Europe,

NASA to Study Arctic Sea Ice Loss’s Climate Impact Like Never Before

With temperatures in the Arctic rising twice as fast as elsewhere, ARISE will be the first NASA airborne Arctic field campaign equipped to simultaneously measure the balance of of factors that determine climate warming.

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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Cryosat-2 measures 50 percent more loss of sea ice than models have predicted

ESA CryoSat-2 Data Reveals Arctic Summer Sea Ice Loss 50 Percent Greater than Expected

Preliminary results from CryoSat-2–the first satellite capable of very accurately measuring ice sheet volumes across the Arctic region– indicate summer sea ice is being lost at a rate 50% greater than previously estimated, raising the prospect of profound local and global changes in climate and environment.