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Projected big thaw of Antarctica`s sea ice may harm area`s unspoiled marine ecosystems

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:08

Researchers using a modeling study have suggested that the Antarctica`s Ross Sea`s recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover is likely to be short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100.

Good news for Arctic, as sea ice volume up by half

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:29

Arctic sea ice last month was around 50 per cent higher in volume compared with a year earlier, following a recovery in area this summer, the European Space Agency (ESA) said today.

NASA to map Greenland ice sheet summer melt

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 11:22

For the first time, the Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor, or LVIS, is set to fly aboard NASA`s new C-130 aircraft to map Greenland`s ice sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice following a summer`s melt.

Arctic sea ice 6th lowest, but rebounds from 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 08:42

The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that is much higher than last year`s record low.

Strong westerly winds behind dramatic increase in Antarctic sea ice levels

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 14:10

Despite warmer air and oceans, there`s more sea ice in Antarctica now than in the 1970s, a new study suggests.

Arctic sea-ice loss` debilitating effects on wildlife revealed

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 18:47

With sea ice at its lowest point in 1,500 years, ecological communities in the Arctic are being affected by its continued and even accelerated melting over the next decades, a new study has revealed.

May global temperatures third warmest on record: US

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 09:47

Global temperatures last month tied with 1998 and 2005 as the third warmest for a month of May since record-keeping began in 1880, US scientists said today.

How declining Arctic sea ice may influence atmospheric circulation

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 16:06

Reductions in Arctic sea ice levels may influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic.

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.

Global warming to open unexpected shipping routes in Arctic: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 16:33

Global warming will make frigid shipping routes much more accessible than ever imagined by melting an unprecedented amount of sea ice during the late summer, a new research has revealed.

Arctic ice level down to a fifth since 1980

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 19:47

The Arctic has lost more than a third of summer sea-ice volume since a decade ago, and is only a fifth of what it was in 1980, according to satellite observations.

Freak cyclone delinked from record low for Arctic sea ice

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 15:25

A new study has delinked an unusually large summer cyclone originating in Siberia from last year`s record low for Arctic sea ice.