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Snow cover on Arctic sea ice has thinned significantly: NASA

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 17:11

In an alarming revelation, NASA has confirmed that the snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years - by about a third in the western hemisphere and by half near Alaska.

Minke whales lunge 100 times an hour to feed under sea ice

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 19:22

Scientists have for the first time recorded the feeding behaviour of Antarctic minke whales under the sea ice and found that the mammals lunge feed up to 100 times per hour, gorging on Antarctic krill.

Research questions satellite data over Antarctic sea expansion

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:15

The Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, a new research suggests, adding that there may be a processing error in the satellite data.

Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:58

In a bid to get a better understanding of the effects of global climate change, New Zealand scientists will begin a project to measure Antarctic sea ice from below this coming southern summer.

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.