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West Antarctic ice melt rate tripled, finds NASA

West Antarctic ice melt rate tripled, finds NASA

A detailed 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of glaciers there has tripled during the last decade.

Why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected

In a new study, researchers have discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River`s ice breakup.

West Antarctic glaciers draining more ice than they did 40 years ago

Researchers have found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise.

Arctic`s melt season getting longer by five days per decade

Researchers have said that the melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade.

Satellite images show Arctic surface darkening due to ice melt

Earth’s ability to reflect sunlight is diminishing due to drastic melting of sea ice in Arctic Ocean, a new study says.

NASA`s laser technology to reveal ice melting impact on climate

A new laser-based technology from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds promise to tell how the melting of earth’s frozen regions may affect our climate.

`Pak glaciers melting because of rising temperature`

Pakistan`s glaciers are continuously melting because of rising temperature, and by the year 2035, the country will no longer have water reserves in the shape of glaciers, a federal Minister said.

Underwater melt behind 90% of Antarctica`s ice loss

A new study suggests that more ice leaves Antarctica by melting from the underside of submerged ice shelves than it was earlier believed, which accounts for as much as 90 percent of ice loss in some areas.

Sea ice decline resulting in greening of Arctic

Two researchers including an Indian origin have claimed that sea ice decline and warming trends are changing the vegetation in nearby arctic coastal areas.

How declining Arctic sea ice may influence atmospheric circulation

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

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

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

Arctic Ocean: Strategic implications for India and the region

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

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

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

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`

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.

`Arctic much worse since 2006`

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

Summer Arctic sea ice melt near record

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.

Greenland ice loss driven by warming seas: Study

Greenland`s continent-sized icesheet is being significantly eroded by winds and currents that drive warmer water into fjords, where it carves out the base of coastal glaciers, according to studies released on Sunday.