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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 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.

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.

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.

Ocean currents play key role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 18:10

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method for optimally combining models and observations to accurately simulate the seasonal extent of Arctic sea ice and the ocean circulation beneath.

Arctic sea ice shrinks while Antarctic grows

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 14:06

Last month the world witnessed two opposite records concerning sea ice.

Sea level rise `may pose imminent threat to island nations`

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 19:12

Low-lying island nations that are threatened by the rising sea levels this century could see the disastrous consequences of climate change far sooner than expected, researchers say.

Melting sea ice may drive polar bears to extinction

Last Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 09:47

Polar bears could soon disappear from parts of the Arctic due to global warming, a climate-change expert has warned.

`Arctic sea ice will disappear within 4 years`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 14:51

As sea ice shrinks to record lows, one of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years.

`Arctic sea ice could disappear within 10 years`

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 12:50

In an alarming sign, scientists have warned that Arctic sea ice is dramatically melting at a faster rate than previously thought, which may accelerate the effects of global warming.

Thickest Arctic Sea ice melting much faster

Last Updated: Thursday, March 01, 2012, 12:45

The thicker ice, known as multi-year ice, survives through the cyclical summer melt season, when young ice that has formed over winter just as quickly melts again.