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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.

Ice loss from West Antarctica on the increase

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 14:06

The West Antarctic ice sheet appears to be shedding far more ice than a few years ago, according to climate research unveiled Wednesday.

ESA satellite spots Arctic sea-ice loss

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 19:59

An international team of scientists has discovered that Arctic sea ice volume has decreased by 36 percent during autumn and 9 percent during winter between 2003 and 2012.

`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.

CryoSat offers view of changes in Arctic sea-ice thickness

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:50

After almost a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness.

First map of Arctic sea-ice thickness revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 12:52

Scientists have revealed the first map of sea-ice thickness from ESA`s CryoSat mission.

CryoSat to investigate Earth’s ice cover

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 18:33

Reports indicate that the European Space Agency (ESA) is about to launch CryoSat on February 25, which would be the most sophisticated satellite ever to investigate Earth’s ice fields and map ice thickness over water and land.