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Thin clouds drove Greenland`s record-breaking 2012 ice melt

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 11:02

Thin, low-level clouds were instrumental in driving Greenland`s record-shattering ice melt last year, a new study has found.

Arctic Ocean records all time fifth lowest wintertime sea ice extent

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 15:25

After a record melt season last year, the Arctic Ocean`s icy cover shrank to its lowest extent on record, continuing a long-term trend and diminishing to about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000.

Low-level clouds behind Greenland`s record-breaking ice melt in 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 12:49

The culprit that caused the record-shattering level of ice melting in Greenland in 2012 may have been low, thin clouds, a new study has revealed.

Arctic Ocean: Strategic implications for India and the region

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 13:12

The major impact of a rapidly melting Arctic on South Asia, is linked to sea level rise.

Melt ponds causing Arctic ice to melt faster

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 12:52

Apart from declining over the past decade, the Arctic sea ice has also become distinctly thinner and younger.

Rise in sea levels from melting ice sheets may be even greater

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 17:55

Rise in sea levels in the future due to the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could be substantially larger than IPCC estimates, according to a new first-of-its-kind study.

Wildfires darkening snowpack, increasing melting in Greenland

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 16:53

Satellite observations have revealed the first direct evidence of smoke from Arctic wildfires drifting over the Greenland ice sheet.

Greenland `losing 200mn tons of ice every year`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 17:02

Glacier-covered Greenland has had an average net loss of 200 million tons of ice every year since 2003, scientists who are studying the changing mass of the island using satellite data have confirmed.

Unprecedented Greenland ice melt alarming: NASA

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:21

The rapid melting of ice sheet in Greenland in July has left NASA scientist stunned and alarmed, raising fears of the consequences of climate change in future.

Scientists melt mystery over icecaps, sea levels

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 19:30

Sea levels have already risen on average about 18 centimeters since 1900.

`Arctic much worse since 2006`

Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 10:54

Federal officials say the Arctic region has changed dramatically in the past five years — for the worse.

Summer Arctic sea ice melt near record

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 08:30

Arctic sea ice this summer melted to a record low extent or will come a close second, two different research institutes said on Tuesday, confirming a trend which could yield an ice-free summer within a decade.